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Syrian refugee children play in Sidon, southern Lebanon March 6, 2013. A 19-year-old mother of two registered on Wednesday as the millionth refugee to flee Syria, part of an accelerating exodus that is piling pressure on neighboring host countries. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho 
by anthony.derosaon Mar 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM
 A Syrian refugee child poses for a picture in Sidon, southern Lebanon March 6, 2013. A 19-year-old mother of two registered on Wednesday as the millionth refugee to flee Syria, part of an accelerating exodus that is piling pressure on neighboring host countries. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho 
by anthony.derosaon Mar 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM
Syrian refugee children stand inside their a tent at the Al Zaatri refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, March 6, 2013. UNHCR said the number of Syrians quitting their country has increased dramatically since the beginning of the year with more than 400,000 - nearly half the total - leaving since January 1. Most have fled to Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt and some to North Africa and Europe, arriving traumatised, without possessions and having lost relatives, it said. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed 
by anthony.derosaon Mar 6, 2013 at 5:22 PM
 Sawssan Abdelwahab, who fled Idlib in Syria, walks with her children outside the refugees camp near the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Yayladagi February 16, 2012. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
by anthony.derosaon Mar 6, 2013 at 5:24 PM
A Syrian refugee woman waits her turn to get water in Sidon, southern Lebanon March 6, 2013. A 19-year-old mother of two registered on Wednesday as the millionth refugee to flee Syria, part of an accelerating exodus that is piling pressure on neighboring host countries. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho 
by anthony.derosaon Mar 6, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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