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

Hundreds of Syrian refugees are traveling by boat to Lebanon every week. Here's a snapshot of the journey.

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Syrian refugees cross the border into the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 18, 2013. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

Editor's note: 60 Seconds on Earth is a regular GlobalPost series where our correspondents in the field produce video snapshots of the places and people that we find important, impressive, crazy or just unmistakably cool. Here's a recent installment on Parisian hipsters.

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.