Photos From The Largest Syrian Refugee Camp In Jordan As Sec. Of State John Kerry Visits It

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan heads to Zaatari refugee camp, just miles from the Syrian Border.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan heads to Zaatari refugee camp, just miles from the Syrian Border.

Kerry made an aerial tour of the tents and pre-fabricated, container-like homes that form by far the biggest camp for Syrians in Jordan. The camp holds roughly 115,000 refugees, a fraction of the people who have fled the violence in Syria.

Kerry sat down with half a dozen refugees who vented their frustration at the failure of the international community to help end Syria's more than two-year-old civil war.

Here are a few photos from the biggest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

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An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq.

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Another aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq July 18, 2013.

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Syrian children play with a ball during a visit by FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussain, FIFA Vice President Asia, at the Al Zaatri refugee camp.

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Syrian students sits in a UNICEF school during a visit by European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva and Italy's Foreign Minister Emma Bonino.

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Syrian children hitch a ride from the back of a water tanker.

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Syrian refugees hold a large Syrian opposition flag, with a length of 300 meters, to show their support for the Syrian opposition against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Syrians refugees carry tents on their backs after receiving aid and rations.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Jordan's Prince Ali Bin Al Hussain, FIFA Vice President Asia, pose with Syrian refugee children.

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A group of Syrian refugees wait for a bus to return them to their homeland.

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Syrian refugees wait to collect water.

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Syrian refugees wait for treatment at an Italian military hospital.

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A newly arrived Syrian refugee waits to receive aid and rations.

Photos: Reuters

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