At Harmanli Camp in Bulgaria, hundred of asylum seekers — mostly from Syria and Afghanistan — live in reconfigured shipping containers and decommissioned military schools. The poor country is ill-equipped to deal with the influx of refugees from Syria.
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A man walks past a huge election poster in Baghdad promoting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (center) and his political allies. Maliki has ruled for eight years and is seeking another four years.
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A Syrian woman cries as she leaves a residential block in Aleppo, Syria, reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18.
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