The federal government has until July 26 to reunite some 2,551 children between the ages of 5 and 17 with the parents from whom they were separated when they tried to cross the border into the United States. Behind that number are the very real families who've spent, in some cases, months apart, with no clear idea if and when they'd be together again. At the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle met parents and children given safe haven at the facility after they were reunited by I.C.E. officials. Here, a look at some of the images Raedle captured. Above: A man identified as Antonio hugs his 7-year-old son, Vauldio (subjects gave first names only). The two are from Guatemala and were separated for two and a half months.Joe Raedle/Getty Images Joe Raedle/Getty Images
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