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Thousands flee Syria's besieged Ghouta

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A child sleeps in a bag in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A child sleeps in a bag in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A child sleeps in a bag in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A man carries his belongings in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A man carries his belongings in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A man carries his belongings in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A man gestures as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A man gestures as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A man gestures as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

People walk with their belongings as they flee the rebel-held town of Hammouriyeh, in the village of Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta, Syria. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A boy holds a suitcase during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A boy holds a suitcase during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A boy holds a suitcase during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Children look through a bus window during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Children look through a bus window during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Children look through a bus window during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Children hold suitcases during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. 

REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Children hold suitcases during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Children hold suitcases during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Civilians are seen in a bus during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Civilians are seen in a bus during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Civilians are seen in a bus during evacuation from the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Civilians evacuated from the town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta arrive at Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria, March 13. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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