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The road from Damascus -- to Libya

Demonstrators protesting against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad march through the streets in Homs, Syria on December 6, 2011. The protests are being watched avidly by Syrian refugees in Libya, who still worry about relatives back in Homs (photo/Reuters)

From revolution to refuge
Some Syrians are fleeing the uprising-in-progress for sanctuary in a country that just finished one. 

Armed groups still roam the streets of Tripoli.  The new government has yet to establish control.  

But the proximity to family -- and distance from Damascus -- mean Libya is the first choice of several thousand Syrians.  

And more keep coming.

That story now from journalist Marine Olivesi at the dawn arrival of the latest group of tired travellers.

Marine's documentary

The December 8 Dispatches program

And read reaction to Sinterklaas and his blackfaced helper in Your Dispatches 

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