Syria election: Refugees vote in Lebanon and Jordan
28 May 2014 Last updated at 10:39 BST
Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan are being given the chance to vote early in the presidential election due to be held next week.
The main polling stations opened at the Syrian embassies in Beirut and Amman on Wednesday.
The UN says 2.8 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries.
The BBC's Jim Muir reports from the Syrian Embassy in Beirut,