60 seconds on Earth: Escaping Syria, by boat (VIDEO)

Syrian refugees cross the border into the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 18, 2013.</p>

Syrian refugees cross the border into the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 18, 2013.

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An estimated 1.2 million Syrians now live in Lebanon. Many have fled overland, crossing the border on foot or in cars. But each week hundreds make their way by boat after crossing into Turkey. Correspondent Tracey Shelton documented the 18-hour ferry journey from Tasucu port in Turkey to Tripoli, Lebanon.