A few months after moving from Canada to San Juan la Laguna village, in a remote part of Guatemala, to find religious freedom, a group from the ultra-orthodox Jewish Lev Tahor sect have been forced out of their homes, in a bitter conflict with village elders. The community was accused of trying to convert locals and scaring away tourists, who visit the village of 10,000 people.

Lev Tahor Man Carrying a stove
A man from the Lev Tahor Jewish community carries a stove near fellow members as they prepare to leave the village of San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Saying Farewell to Locals
A woman from the Lev Tahor community bids farewell to villagers while preparing to leave San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Village Children
Children of a Jewish community stand on a street in the village of San Juan La Laguna, while local children play behind them.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Man and children
A man of the Lev Tahor Jewish community stands on a street, surrounded by children. The community were accused of trying to convert villagers and scaring tourists away.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Arrived in his new home
A member of a Jewish community uses a laptop in his new home, after arriving in Guatemala City.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Lev Tahor at prayer
Members of a Jewish community pray before leaving the village of San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Child on a bus
A young member of a Jewish community peeks from behind a seat while sitting on a van in the village of San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
At the market
A man from the Lev Tahor community shops for fresh produce at a market in the village of San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Unloading the bus
A man of a Jewish community unloads luggage from a bus after he and fellow members arrived in Guatemala City.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Lev Tahor women boarding the bus
Female members of a Jewish community walk towards a bus as they prepare to leave the village of San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters
Lev Tahor boy lookings back
A young member of a Jewish community looks back while walking towards a bus as he and fellow members prepare to leave the village of San Juan La Laguna.Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters