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Syrian refugees carry gasoline under heavy snow fall at the a U.N.-run refugee camp of Fayda near the Bekaa Valley town of Zahle in eastern Lebanon on Jan. 7. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Refugees Suffer Double Threat Of Severe Winter, Less Aid

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A Syrian refugee child carries water in the Fayda Camp, some 25 miles east of Beirut, Lebanon, on March 10. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Amid Strains, Syrian Refugees Are Facing Curfews In Lebanon

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Mona, 28, narrates during a rehearsal of Antigone. "I feel that Antigone resembles me a lot," says the former resident of Damascus and mother of two. Dalia Khamissy for NPR hide caption

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Syrian Women Displaced By War Make Tragedy Of 'Antigone' Their Own

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Mazen Hariz, a bartender and business student in east Beirut, says it took him seven months to grow his beard. Tim Fitzsimons for NPR hide caption

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Who's That Lebanese Man With A Beard: Hipster Or Jihadi?

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Lebanon's parliament sits in Beirut's rebuilt Nejmeh Square, near the center of the city. Unlike many of Beirut's neighborhoods, the square is often mostly empty. Tim Fitzsimons/NPR hide caption

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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

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Israeli troops come out of the Gaza Strip on Friday following combat operations in the territory. Israel's military is the strongest in the Middle East, but has waged a series of protracted fights in recent years without winning clear-cut victories. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Back row from left, Judge Walid Akoum, Judge Janet Nosworthy, Presiding Judge David Re, Judge Micheline Braidy and Judge Nicola Lettier await the start of a trial at the courtroom of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in Leidschendam, Netherlands, on Thursday. Toussaint Kluiters/AP hide caption

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Lebanese security forces and firefighters inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut on Friday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some of the destruction at the scene of Friday's car bombing in Beirut. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Correspondent Susannah George describes the scene in Beirut

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Hassan al-Laqis, described as one of Hezbollah's founding members, was killed in an attack outside his home in Beirut. He's seen here in a photo released Wednesday by the Hezbollah Media Relation Office. AP hide caption

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This car was among many vehicles destroyed by bombs Tuesday in Beirut. Nearby buildings suffered extensive damage. More than 20 people, including an Iran diplomat, were killed by the explosions near Iran's embassy. Nabil Mounzer /EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Syrian refugees stand in line for food at Kawergost refugee camp in Irbil, Iraq, on Aug. 21. The Syrian civil war has already sparked a refugee crisis in the region. Now, many countries are waiting to see the effects of a possible U.S. military strike. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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