Syrians take refuge Thursday at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing near the Syrian town of Azaz, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey. Muhammed Muheisen/AP hide caption

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Relentless Attacks Send Syrians Fleeing For Relief

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Syrian children, who fled their home with their family, take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing, in hopes of entering one of the refugee camps in Turkey on Sunday. Muhammed Muheisen/AP hide caption

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In Distressed Syria, Urban And Rural Cultures At Odds

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Syria Plunges Into Another Week Of Deep Violence

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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. James Lawler Duggan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Fighting Rages, A Prisoner Swap In Syria

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Syrians fleeing increased violence arriving last week at the border between the Syrian town of Azaz and the neighboring Turkish town of Kilis. Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Refugees Burden Neighboring Turkey

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Members of the group Hamza Abdualmuttalib trained this week near the Syrian city of Aleppo. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Urgent Effort To Organize Syria's Rebels

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Syria's ongoing fighting is increasingly a sectarian conflict with the majority Sunni Muslims facing off against the Alawites who make up most of the country's ruling elite. Here, government opponents rally in the northern town of Mareh on June 29. Vedat Xhymshit/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian Defector Confronts A Sectarian Divide

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Syrian Violence Escalates Into Civil War

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Mass Killing Makes For One Of Syria's Bloodiest Days

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Dr. Yahya Abdul Rahim (left) and Dr. Ammar Ghanem are among the Syrian-American doctors who have come to the Turkish-Syrian border to help Syrians wounded in the anti-government revolt. Some work to improve the flow of supplies; others treat patients in Turkey; still others, like Ghanem, strap backpacks on and walk across the border to help those in Syria. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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For Syrian-American Doctors, A Painful Homecoming

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More than 35,000 Syrians have sought shelter in Turkey. Most of the refugees at the Kilis refugee camp in southern Turkey are women and children. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Rebels Carve Buffer Zone Near Turkish Border

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Syrian activist Karam Nachar is pursuing a doctorate in Middle Eastern history at Princeton. His family is working on several fronts against the Syrian regime. His father, who has been jailed previously, helped form the Syrian National Council, an organization of dissidents. Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times hide caption

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Across Continents, Syrian Family Seeks Assad's Ouster

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People walk through Hamidiyah market in Damascus, Syria, Feb. 28. The merchants of this landmark bazaar were once ardent supporters of President Bashar Assad. That's no longer the case. Bassem Tellawi/AP hide caption

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In A Syrian Souk, Support For The Regime Falters

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President Assad Declares Syria In A State Of War

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