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Inside Syria with Ann Curry

Ann Curry photographs Syrian rebels and others affected by the conflict.

My photos inside Syria: Free Syria Army rebels taking a break at a border crossing seized from government troops.

Free Syria Army rebels want it known they control this border crossing from Turkey, and they "Wish You Safty."

A child too young to understand why he is displaced by war, nevertheless knows what to do when a camera approaches: flash V for victory.

Children flash the V sign for the camera.

The war has more than a million people living on the run in Syria, half of them children, according to the UN.

The face of a rebel in the Free Syria Army.

The rebel pictured on the right is wearing Burberry shoes. They carry AK47s.

A villa turned into a rebel command post in the outskirts of Aleppo: exhausted rebels sleep on the floor in the middle of the day.

Commander Afash was a local businessman when the war in Syria began 18 months ago. He said he decided to fight after his brother was killed in combat.

We passed evidence of war in town after town in Syria, including disabled government tanks. One town, Azaz, is nicknamed by survivors as "the graveyard of tanks."

Commander Afash, a former businessman, leads more than 2,500 Free Syrian Army fighters. He is standing in what's left of a base his men seized from government troops.

The sky reveals bullet holes in the roofing of a base seized by Free Syria Army rebels from government troops.

Rebel recruits. We were told all who are 18 or older would be sent in to fight after one month's training.

Many rebels we encountered appeared young, relatively inexperienced and haunted.

Free Syria Army rebels come from all walks of life.

The NBC News crew that traveled with Ann Curry in Syria.

The NBC News crew that traveled with Ann Curry in Syria.