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Life in a Bab al-Salama refugee camp

Updated 11:50 AM ET, Fri December 14, 2012
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According to the United Nations' admittedly conservative estimates, the conflict has pushed close to 2 million Syrians out of their homes. In other words, roughly one in ten Syrians is now living on the run. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
Many Syrian refugees are waiting permission to cross into Turkey and flee fighting in their home country. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
The Turkish government says it no longer has room to house displaced Syrians in the 14 refugee camps it is currently operating on Turkish soil. Joe Duran/CNN
The UN says some 1.2 million Syrians are displaced inside Syria. Joe Duran/CNN
Meanwhile, more than half a million Syrians have registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees after fleeing across borders. Joe Duran/CNN
Agency officials estimate there are hundreds of thousands of additional Syrian refugees who have not registered with local authorities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN
Syrian refugees at the Bab al Salama Camp in Syria on December 7, 2012. Joe Duran/CNN