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A woman's toes, decorated with red nail varnish, protrude from the bandages that cover her legs as she lies in Virunga Hospital. She was wounded during the battle for Goma as M23 rebels took the city from UN and Government forces. On 20 November 2012 a force, mainly made up of disaffected Tutsi soldiers (calling themselves M23) who deserted from the Congolese Army earlier in the year, marched into Goma causing many of its panicked inhabitants to flee. Staff at the hospital have been overwhelmed by many civilians caught in the crossfire.