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Syrians escape to Southern California

by Brand & Martínez

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Jordanian soldiers help newly-arrived Syrian refugees after hundreds fleeing the violence in their home country. Most refugees have fled to neighboring countries, but some have ended up in Southern California. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian civil war has produced hundreds of thousands of refugees. Most have headed to neighboring nations such as Lebanon and Jordan, but an increasing number are coming to the US - and to the L.A. area. The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani has been reporting on Syrians fleeing to Southern California and joins the program to discuss what he's found.

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