Classrooms across Gaza are crowded with as many as 50 or 60 students, principals say, as dozens of school buildings have been destroyed or damaged, or are still housing people who lost their homes. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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In The Gaza Strip, The School Year Gets Off To A Rocky Start

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A Poet Parses The Legacy Of War In 'My Life As A Foreign Country'

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem (left) at the peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Gary Cameron /Reuters/Landov 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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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from the Central African Republic

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In the northern Syrian city of Aleppo last month, there was a class about how to protect against chemical weapons attacks. J.M. Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At the White House, President Obama and his advisers continue to work to build support in Congress and among allies for striking Syria. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman reports.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, who says it is time for the U.N. Security Council "to live up to its responsibilities on Syria." Stefan Wermuth /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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From the NPR Newscast: Philip Reeves reports on the resolution Britain will put before the U.N. Security Council

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Ammunition was stacked up Saturday in an area near Damascus that is controlled by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. Khaled al-Hariri /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Aaron David Miller speaks with Renee Montagne about the situation in Syria

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From the NPR Newscast: The BBC's Nick Bryant reports

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Secretary of State John Kerry using his head Tuesday in Kabul, where he met the captain of that nation's women's soccer team. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley, with a Marine Corps. Female Engagement Team, in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, in November 2010. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Larry Miller reports for the NPR Newscast

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Children often show signs of trauma from their experiences inside Syria. A U.N. team interviewing Syrian children in a refugee camp found that most lost a loved one in the fighting, and almost half have post-traumatic stress disorder. Jodi Hilton for NPR hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': Deborah Amos on the children of Northern Syria

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An almost deserted, rubble-filled street in Aleppo, Syria (Oct. 9, 2012). Tauseef Mustafa /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians react after they checked the body of their family member killed in an Israeli air strike, at Al-Adwan Hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday. Chen Xu/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Fleeing the fighting: Internally displaced Congolese sit inside a United Nations base in Monigi, near Goma, as they seek shelter from the violence. Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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