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Syrians who fled from violence in their country's western villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border protest against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime, in the Wadi Khaled area of Lebanon, about one-half mile from the border, on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo)
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Syrians who fled from violence in their country's western villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border protest against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime, in the Wadi Khaled area of Lebanon, about one-half mile from the border, on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo)

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