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93,000: Three ways to understand the Syrian death toll

The UN says 93,000 people have died in Syria. Here are 3 ways to understand the magnitude of that.

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A Syrian man walks amid destruction in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 10, 2013. (DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Numbers can be hard to grasp —  especially one like 93,000. That's the number (92,901 to be exact) of people the UN says have died so far in Syria's conflict. Here's some help understanding the magnitude of that:

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Comparing death tolls by major events


Syria's bloody conflict compared to other major events