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Syrians Exit Lebanon Amid Rising Tensions

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Syrians Exit Lebanon Amid Rising Tensions

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Syrians Exit Lebanon Amid Rising Tensions

Syrians Exit Lebanon Amid Rising Tensions

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Syria has long been easing its double-digit unemployment figures by encouraging hundreds of thousands of Syrian laborers to work cheap in neighboring Lebanon. But Syrian workers have begun returning home, because of mounting tensions between Syria and Lebanon. NPR's Ivan Watson reports on the impact the current crisis could have on Syria's shaky economy.