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Two Syrian brothers Bashar, 12, left, and Rasem, 14, right, who fled their home from Hassakeh, try to sell flowers to make a living in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Save the Children, which is providing humanitarian and relief in Syria and neighboring countries, called on all groups taking part in the conflict to allow unfettered, safe access to populations in need and to "ensure that everything is done to bring the fighting to an end." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Photo by: Bilal Hussein
Two Syrian brothers Bashar, 12, left, and Rasem, 14, right, who fled their home from Hassakeh, try to sell flowers to make a living in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Save the Children, which is providing humanitarian and relief in Syria and neighboring countries, called on all groups taking part in the conflict to allow unfettered, safe access to populations in need and to "ensure that everything is done to bring the fighting to an end." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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