Syrian people wait at a customs gate at the Turkey-Syria border near Reyhanli, Turkey, last week. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing central Syria, heading to southern Turkey.
The daily fighting in Syria included this gun battle Wednesday involving rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Still, the rival sides recently worked out a prisoner swap in which two women were freed from state custody, while the rebels released seven pro-government fighters.
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U.S. Vice President Biden (right) and Turkish President Abdullah Gul meet in Ankara, Turkey, on Friday. Biden praised Turkey for putting pressure on neighboring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown of protesters.