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Getty Images photographer John Moore traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, risking his own life to chronicle harrowing scenes in the country which is in the grip of the deadly Ebola disease.

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The death toll from Ebola has now reached 1,069 and Liberia is the second most affected country after Guinea where this recent outbreak started from.

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A mother and child stand on top of a mattress in an Ebola isolation station in Liberia for suspected victims of the virus

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Patients in the Ebola isolation centre are forced to sleep on mattresses on the floor after being sent to the facility suspected of having the disease

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he ward, in a former primary school, is where people suspected of having the virus are sent by health workers

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woman stands over her husband with her head in her hands, after he staggered and fell, knocking him unconscious in an Ebola ward in Liberia

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Workers wearing protective clothing and masks look on as the woman desperately tries to help her husband who has fallen to the ground

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A son tries to rouse his father in their one-room home (left) before he is taken to an Ebola ward in Liberia

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Doctor attending to a patient with Ebola symptoms.

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An Ebola victim is loaded on to a truck by a government burial team

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Three-year-old Nino sits in a newly opened Ebola isolation centre set up by the Liberian health ministry in a closed school

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Other children at the Isolation centre

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A woman cries as the undertakers, wearing protective clothing go to remove her cousin’s body

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After her body is placed on a truck and taken away, neighbours and relatives gather around to watch the vehicle depart

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Relatives and neighbours of a woman suspected of dying of Ebola watch on as a Liberian burial team prepare to enter her home to remove her body

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A man stands next to the coffin of Dr Modupeh Cole, a doctor from Sierra Leone, who succumbed to the deadly Ebola virus

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A security guard walks atop the roof of an abandoned hotel in Monrovia

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The man who took the photos. Getty Images staff photographer John Moore wears protective clothing before joining a Liberian burial team set to remove the body of an Ebola victim from her home

Source: UK Daily Mail and Getty Images

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