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Syrian military intelligence appears to be providing assistance to the U.N. special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) from blame.
A Syrian man who lives in Lebanon stands next of a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans, as he walks towards to the Syrian embassy to ballot their vote for the presidential elections, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday May 28, 2014. Thousands are flocking to the Syrian embassy in Lebanon as expat voting starts ahead of Syria's June 3 presidential election. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee children stand outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. For the first time since the World War II era, the number of people forced from their homes worldwide has surged past 50 million, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
In this June 6, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee children smile while watching members of "Clowns Without Borders" perform at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Chtoura, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon. The children are among the more than 1 million Syrians who have flooded into Lebanon over the past three years, fleeing the violence that has ripped apart their homeland. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Bonnie, right, and Hilary Bodiford, of Lebanon, Ill., sit in a light rain before a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, Friday, May 30, 2014, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)