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Syrian refugees flee to Beirut

As the war in Syria continues, refugees flee in huge numbers to Beirut in Lebanon. According to the United Nations agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrians displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the UN and its partners. Lebanon, a country of only four million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict.

Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
Two Syrian teens working as shoe shiners watch as runners pass during the 2013 Beirut marathon on November 10, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. Held under tight security, over 36,000 participants representing 104 countries took part in the event. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
A Syrian man pushes a cart of trash down a street in a poor section of Beirut where the majority of residents are Syrian refugees on November 10, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
Laundry dries outside of a small apartment where Syrian refugees are living in a poor section of Beirut where the majority of residents are Syrian refugees on November 10, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
A view of a poor section of Beirut where the majority of residents are Syrian refugees on November 10, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
Jene (5), a Syrian refugee from the city of Aleppo, stands in the home she is sharing with numerous members of her family in a poor section of Beirut where the majority of residents are Syrian refugees on November 10, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
A man prepares to put up pictures of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees on November 9, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
A Syrian woman displaced by the war walks with her child in a neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees on November 9, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put a huge social and political strain on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)
Syrian refugees flee to Beirut
People shop in a market in a poor section of Beirut with a high concentration of Syrian refugees on November 10, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. According to the U.N. agency responsible for the Syrian refugees in Lebanon, 812,000 Syrian's displaced by the war are currently receiving assistance from the United Nations and its partners. As the war in neighboring Syria drags on for a third year, Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Getty Images)