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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Republican Mitt Romney greets audience members after delivering a speech in Jerusalem on July 29. Israel's new prominence in campaign rhetoric has some in the Jewish state worried. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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The Syrian rebels have no one source for their weapons and have had to scrape together their arsenal in various ways. Here, Abdel Hakim Yassin, a rebel commander in northern Syria, inspects a Yugoslav illumination mortar round that was brought to him by an Iraqi arms dealer. Bryan Denton for The New York Times hide caption

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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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Palestinians enjoy a day at a beach last week. Many West Bank Palestinians allowed into Israel in recent weeks headed to the Mediterranean shore. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images hide caption

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