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Migrants arrive on the shore

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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, Aug. 17, 2015. Greek authorities said Sunday they have started resettling migrants living in tents in a park in the capital Athens   but many were wary and had moved out ahead of the operation. More than 130,000 migrants have reached Greece so far in 2015, straining the country's resources

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A Syrian migrant arrives after crossing from Turkey by a rubber boat, seen in the background, in the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, Monday

Syrian refugees on a dinghy drift in the Aegean sea off the Greek island of Kos in Greece...An officer onboard a Greek Coast Guard boat (L) talks to Syrian refugees overcrowdeding a dinghy as it drifts in the Aegean sea between Turkey and Greece after its motor broke down off the Greek island of Kos, August 11, 2015. United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) called on Greece to take control of the "total chaos" on Mediterranean islands, where thousands of migrants have landed. About 124,000 have arrived this year by sea, many via Turkey, according to Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR director for Europe.REUTERS/ Yannis Behrakis

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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 refugees arrive on a dinghy at the Greek island of Kos

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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

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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, 7, 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, Friday, July 17, 2015.

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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

A Syrian refugee girl stands in a buildi...A Syrian refugee girl stands in a building on June 27, 2015 in Syrian Kurdish city of Amuda, after running away from clashes between regime forces and the Islamic State group.  AFP PHOTO/UYGAR ONDER SIMSEKUYGAR ONDER SIMSEK/AFP/Getty Images

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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, June 19, 2015

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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 evacu...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, on June 9, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / KARAM AL-MASRI KARAM AL-MASRI/AFP/Getty Images

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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 

Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter In Turkish Camps

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Syrian boys play football in Suruc refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey.

A Syrian woman carries water with her children in a refugee camp in Suruc, in the province of Sanliurfa, Turkey. Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing civil war with official estimates currently at 1.6 million. Border towns such as Suruc have received a large number of refugees though other refugees have settled as far afield as Istanbul

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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 which is part of the Syrian Army, sit atop of a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar...Members of a Female Commando Battalion which is part of the Syrian Army, sit atop of a tank in the government-controlled area of Jobar, a suburb of Damascus March 19, 2015. This Battalion consists of several hundred female fighters who have had military training and carry out combat duties. Picture taken during a Syrian Army organised trip. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

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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 February 11, 2015, 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. At least 3.7 million people have fled Syria's almost four-year conflict and are registered as refugees, mainly in neighbouring states. Jordan hosts 622,000 Syrian refugees, Lebanon 1.16 million, Turkey 1.6 million and Iraq 233,000, UNHCR figures show.

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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 Kobani...A mannequin is pictured at a damaged building in the northern Syrian town of Kobani January 28, 2015.  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. Picture taken January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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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 people sitting o...A man walks past Syrian people sitting on the sidewalk as snow falls in Istanbul on January 7, 2015. Heavy snowfall descended on large parts of Turkey on January 6, snarling road and air traffic and leading to closures of schools, reports said. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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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 November 27, 2014.

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A Syrian refugee girl stands near her tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley on Thursday

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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 Assad burn a flag of al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, which they said was left behind by rebel fighters, in Zor al-Mahruqa village...Forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad burn a flag of al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, which they said was left behind by rebel fighters, in Zor al-Mahruqa village, after the forces said they had regained control of the area and its surrounding hills in the Hama countryside October 6, 2014. REUTERS/George Ourfalian (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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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 September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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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 c...Syrian children hold up debris as they check a damaged house, reportedly hit by US-led coalition air strikes, in the village of Kfar Derian in the western Aleppo province on September 23, 2014. US-led coalition air strikes killed 30 Al-Qaeda militants in western Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group. AFP PHOTO/SAMI ALISami Ali/AFP/Getty Images

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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