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Migrants arrive on the shore of Kos island on a small dinghy on Wednesday. Authorities on the island of Kos have been so overwhelmed that the government sent a ferry to serve as a temporary centre to issue travel documents to Syrian refugees — among some 7,000 migrants stranded on the island of about 30,000 people.
A Syrian migrant arrives after crossing from Turkey by a rubber boat, seen in the background, in the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Monday
An officer onboard a Greek Coast Guard boat talks to Syrian refugees overcrowding a dinghy as it drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday
Syrian refugee from Kobani holds two children as he jumps off a dinghy as they arrive at a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean sea from Turkey, on Monday
Syrian refugee girl, Zubaida Faisal, 10, skips a rope while she and other children play near their tents at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan
Syrian refugee Heba Ahmad, pauses while playing on a swing with other children on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan on Friday
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A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building in the Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group
A Syrian refugee boy from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad sits in the shade while spending the day in Akcakale, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey on Friday
Syrian rescue workers and citizens evacuate people from a building following a reported barrel bomb attack by Syrian government forces on the central al-Fardous rebel held neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo
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Syrian boys play football in Suruc refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey.
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A Syrian woman carries water with her children in a refugee camp in Suruc, in the province of Sanliurfa, Turkey
Members of a female commando battalion in the Syrian Army sit atop a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus. The battalion consists of several hundred female fighters
Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s begging. The civil war, which began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, has killed 200,000 people and turned 3 million more into refugees
A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in the northern Syrian town of Kobani. Sheets meant to shield residents from the snipers’ sights still hang over the streets of this Syrian border town, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return any time soon. Kurdish forces said this week they had taken full control of Kobani, a mainly Kurdish town near the Turkish border, after months of bombardment by Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot that has spread across Syria and Iraq.
A man walks past Syrian refugees in Istanbul. Heavy snow across large parts of Turkey on January 6 snarled road and air traffic and led to school closures.
A Syrian refugee girl stands near her tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley on Thursday
A man suspected of passing on military information to the Syrian government waits to be interrogated after being arrested by Free Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo
Forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad burn a flag of al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Zor al-Mahruqa village, after they said they had regained control of the area and its surrounding hills in the Hama countryside
Syrian Kurdish refugees sleep in a field where they spent overnight near Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province.
Syrian children hold up debris as they check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes against Isis, in the village of Kfar Derian in the western Aleppo province