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'It's Not Normal': Syrian War Transforms Lives

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The Syrian "Dead City" of Shanshrah, in northern Idlib province. A U.N. World Heritage site, the Dead Cities of northern Syria date back to the first to fifth centuries. Kelly McEvers/NPR hide caption

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Displaced Syrians Bring Life To Ancient 'Dead Cities'

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For Those Still In Syria, A Daily Struggle

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Local Syrian doctors prepare to treat a patient in a field hospital in Aldana, Syria, near the Turkish border. Each day, local and expatriate doctors take big risks to treat the wounded in rebel-held areas. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Syrian-American Doctors Head To The Battle Zone

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