Mideast Lebanon Syria

May 18, 2011 - 7:30 AM
Two Syrian men carry their belongings, to cross the border illegally through the river, as they flee from violence in Talkalakh in west Syria, in the Wadi Khaled area, about one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the Lebanon-Syria border, north Lebanon, Monday May 16, 2011. Carrying mattresses and bags of clothing, Syrians fleeing their homeland described a "catastrophic" scene Monday in a besieged border town that has been largely sealed off as the army tries to crush a two-month uprising. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)