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In this Monday, July 23, 2012 photo, ethnic Circassian refugees from Syria Shawkat Achemez Al Sharkas, right, and his neighbor who only identified himself as Faruk, left, sit at a hotel room in Nalchik, Russia. Some 340 ethnic Circassians from Syria came to Russia's Caucasus region this year. Czarist troops and Cossacks expelled hundreds of thousands of Circassians in the 1860s in what some historians call a genocide and an ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

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