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Syrian civilians carry their belongings as they flee clashes

Syrian civilians carry their belongings as they flee clashes between the Syrian opposition and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, in the center of Syria's restive northern city of Aleppo on July 25. Fighting raged in Syria's second city on Thursday as troops and rebels prepared for a head-on confrontation and pro-regime media warned of a looming "mother of all battles."

Scenes from a Civil War

26 July 2012

Fighting between Syrian security forces and the opposition has forced thousands to flee their homes. The international community has yet to decide what to do as fighting continues in the cities of Damascus and Aleppo.