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A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on August 29, 2014. The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the UN said, as US President Barack Obama admitted he has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists.

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A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut

Lebanese men carry an wounded man at the site of an explosion, near the Kuwaiti Embassy and Iran's cultural center, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. A blast in a Shiite district in southern Beirut killed at least two people on Wednesday, security officials said   the latest apparent attack linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria.

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Lebanese men carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion, near the Kuwaiti Embassy and Iran’s cultural centre, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon. A blast in a Shia district in southern Beirut killed at least two people on Wednesday, security officials said, in an attack apparently linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria

Flames rise from burning cars at the sit...Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik on January 2, 2014. A large car bomb killed five people and wounded at least 20 in south Beirut, a health ministry source told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR-/AFP/Getty Images

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Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut’s southern suburb of Haret Hreik. A large car bomb killed five people and wounded at least 20 in south Beirut, a health ministry source told AFP. Read more

Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut

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Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 95 on Tuesday. Read more

People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs...People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, August 15, 2013. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building.  REUTERS/ Mahmoud Kheir (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building Read more

A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Bir al-Abed on July 9, 2013.  A car bomb rocked Beirut's southern suburbs, stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement,  wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.

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A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.