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Syrians keep hope for peace in 2014

For the Syrian town of Atareb, near Aleppo, 2013 was a bad year. Many here are happy to see it gone. Like much of this country beleaguered by civil war, people are considering what the New Year might bring. They hope it will be peace (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) BAKERY WORKER, HUSAM AKOUS, SAYING: "We hope this revolution will end with success. God willing everything will go back to normal at the end of this revolution." (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LOCAL RESIDENT, ABU AYHAM, SAYING: "Hopefully all those in the refugee camps, in Homs and elsewhere, will be able to return, especially those who are suffering in the cold weather." He means camps like this one -- in neighboring Jordan where some 600,000 Syrians have taken refuge from the 2 ½ year-long war. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) ABU MAHER, SYRIAN REFUGEE SAYING: "We hope that in 2014 we will be able to return to our country, our homes, our families…Jordan was generous to us, they are also our famil

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