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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Fleeing Syria

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Fleeing Syria

Thousands of Syrians fled their country as government forces hammer the rebel stronghold of Aleppo in July and August. Because of diplomatic gridlock in resolving the conflict, Kofi Annan quits as U.N. envoy in early August.


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