Syrians search for survivors under the rubble of a destroyed house after a barrel bomb was dropped from an air force helicopter in Saraqeb on July 20. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': The World Food Program's Muhannad Hadi talks about the crisis in Syria

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Syrian soap opera Wilada min al-Khasira is incorporating current events into its storylines, including tough subjects such as torture and the detention of anti-government protesters. The third season of the popular show begins this week. Courtesy of Clacket Productions hide caption

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Refugees at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan try to squeeze on one of the buses heading back to Syria. Syrian refugees have been coming to Jordan for two years, but some are now starting to head home. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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Reversing Direction, Some Syrian Refugees Now Head Home

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Jordanian protesters chant slogans against corruption during a March 15 anti-government demonstration in Amman. Jordanians have held Arab Spring-inspired protests since 2011, demanding political reforms and anti-corruption measures. The protests have been peaceful. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Rough Neighborhood, Jordan Clings To Its Stability

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Syrian rebels take part in a battle Thursday in the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan. The U.S. says it will begin providing arms to the rebels, who have been losing ground recently to the Syrian army. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian female rebel monitors the movement of Syrian government forces in the Sheikh Maqsud district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in April. Dimitar Dilkoff /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Republican lawmakers hope President Obama sends arms to Syria's rebels — and cruise missiles after Syrian military targets. Jonathan Sunderman/AP hide caption

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A man carries a boy badly wounded by the fighting between government forces and rebels on March 11, 2012. The U.N. says at least 93,000 people have been killed in the fighting. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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