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A Syrian soldier takes aim at rebel fighters positioned in the mountains of the Christian town of Maalula. Syria's opposition National Coalition said it was "deeply skeptical" about the government's decision to join a chemical weapons ban and urged a tough UN resolution to enforce the measure. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Revolt in Syria

Latest photos from the demonstrations and crackdown in Syria.

Protesters in Damascus hold banners and flags during
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Protesters in Damascus hold banners and flags during a sit-in demonstration against military action in Syria. France, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan have agreed to strengthen the Syrian opposition in its battle against Bashar Assad's regime, the French presidency said. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A Syrian soldier takes aim at rebel fighters
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A Syrian soldier takes aim at rebel fighters positioned in the mountains of the Christian town of Maalula. Syria's opposition National Coalition said it was "deeply skeptical" about the government's decision to join a chemical weapons ban and urged a tough UN resolution to enforce the measure. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Maalula is a Christian town in Syria. Syria's
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Maalula is a Christian town in Syria. Syria's opposition National Coalition said it was "deeply skeptical" about the government's decision to join a chemical weapons ban and urged a tough UN resolution to enforce the measure. (Sept. 13, 2013)

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Nuns attend a prayer vigil for peace at
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Nuns attend a prayer vigil for peace at the Lady of Dormition, the Melkite Greek Catholic patriarchal cathedral in Damascus, Syria. (Sept. 7, 2013)

A Syrian Christian woman lights a candle during
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A Syrian Christian woman lights a candle during a prayer vigil for peace at the Lady of Dormition, the Melkite Greek Catholic patriarchal cathedral in Damascus.Pope Francis, who led a mass vigil at the Vatican, has called for a "cry for peace," opposing all fighting and the military strikes against the Syrian regime being pushed by the United States and France. (Sept. 7, 2013)

A member of the Islamist Syrian opposition group
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A member of the Islamist Syrian opposition group Ahrar al-Sham fires against a militia set up to protect Kurdish areas in Syria during clashes in the countryside of the northern Syrian Raqqa province. (Aug. 25, 2013)

A devastated street in the Salaheddine district of
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A devastated street in the Salaheddine district of the northern city of Aleppo. (Aug. 22, 2013)

A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 with
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A Syrian military soldier holds his Ak-47 with a sticker of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Syria is fine," as he stands guard at a check point in Damascus, Syria. (Aug. 21, 2013)

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Syrians gather in Sabaa Bahrat Square, central Damascus,
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Syrians gather in Sabaa Bahrat Square, central Damascus, where a car bomb in a busy commercial district killed more than a dozen people and damaged several Assad-regime facilities. It was the latest attack in the capital amid the Syrian civil war. (April 8, 2013)

A firefighter works to snuff a vehicle fire
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A firefighter works to snuff a vehicle fire in Sabaa Bahrat Square, central Damascus, after a car bomb in the busy commercial district killed more than a dozen people and damaged several Assad-regime facilities. It was the latest bombing in the capital amid the Syrian civil war. (April 8, 2013)

A man smokes a cigarette next to ruins
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A man smokes a cigarette next to ruins in al-Sukkari district in Aleppo, northern Syria. The United Nations estimates that 4 million Syrians are displaced after fleeing their homes amid a civil war. (April 5, 2013)

Refugees fill their buckets at Atmeh refugee camp,
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Refugees fill their buckets at Atmeh refugee camp, in the northern Syrian province of Idlib. The United Nations estimates that 4 million Syrians are displaced after fleeing their homes amid a civil war. (April 5, 2013)

Protesters rally against President Bashar Assad's regime in
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Protesters rally against President Bashar Assad's regime in Aleppo, northern Syria, amid an ongoing civil war. (April 5, 2013)

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This image taken from video obtained from the
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This image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News shows a building at the Syrian government checkpoint on fire, in Dael less than 10 miles from the Jordanian border in Daraa province, Syria. (March 28, 2013)

Rebels clash with Syrian government forces at Saif
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Rebels clash with Syrian government forces at Saif Al Dawla district in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (March 23, 2013)

A Syrian man fumigates a street covered with
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A Syrian man fumigates a street covered with uncollected garbage in the northern city of Aleppo. Syria's mainstream insurgent Free Syrian Army does not recognize Ghassan Hitto, a rebel prime minister chosen by dissidents after hours of heated talks last week, a rebel official told AFP. (March 24, 2013)

Syrian children walk past destroyed buildings in the
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Syrian children walk past destroyed buildings in the northern city of Aleppo. Syria's mainstream insurgent Free Syrian Army does not recognize Ghassan Hitto, a rebel prime minister chosen by dissidents after hours of heated talks last week, a rebel official told AFP. The Arabic writing on the wall reads "Tomorrow things will get better." (March 24, 2013)

In this photo released by the Syrian official
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian soldier aims his rifle at free Syrian Army fighters during clashes in the Damascus suburb of Daraya, Syria. (Dec. 2, 2012)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon
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A Free Syrian Army fighter aims his weapon during clashes with government forces in Aleppo, Syria. (Dec. 2, 2012)

A man collects his belongings after his home
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A man collects his belongings after his home was damaged due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Smoke rises from buildings due to heavy fighting
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Smoke rises from buildings due to heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Syrians chant slogans and wave revolutionary flags during
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Syrians chant slogans and wave revolutionary flags during a demonstration after prayers in the Bustan Al-Qasr district of Aleppo, Syria. Public demonstrations have unfolded as residents who have returned to their homes demand an end to the violence in Aleppo. (Nov. 30, 2012)

Syrian fighters celebrate their victory on top of
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Syrian fighters celebrate their victory on top of a tank they took after storming a military base in Aleppo. (Nov. 19, 2012)

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An elderly disabled man, who fled from the
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An elderly disabled man, who fled from the violence in his village, prays in front of his tent at a camp for the displaced in the Syrian village of Atma, near the Turkish border with Syria. (Nov. 10, 2012)

A rebel fighter fires a gun toward a
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A rebel fighter fires a gun toward a building where Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar Assad are hiding. (Nov. 4, 2012)

A rebel fighter walks among the debris of
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A rebel fighter walks among the debris of damaged residential buildings after several days of intense fighting between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in the Karm al-Jebel neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. (Nov. 2, 2012)

A rebel fighter walks across the debris of
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A rebel fighter walks across the debris of damaged residential buildings in Karm al-Jebel after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo, the Syria. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Damaged buildings are seen along a desolated street
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Damaged buildings are seen along a desolated street in the Karm al-Jebel battlefield after several days of intense clashes between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in Aleppo, the Syria. (Nov. 2, 2012)

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Syrians inspect a mosque which was destroyed in
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Syrians inspect a mosque which was destroyed in shelling by Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the village of Taftanaz, Idlib province, northern Syria. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Syrians check damaged shops and a mosque destroyed
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Syrians check damaged shops and a mosque destroyed in shelling by Syrian forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the village of Taftanaz, Idlib province, northern Syria. (Nov. 1, 2012)

A Syrian child who fled with her family
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A Syrian child who fled with her family from the violence in their village, sits on the ground in a refugee camp, in the Syrian village of Qatma, near the Turkish border with Syria. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Rebel fighters carry out a bomb through the
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Rebel fighters carry out a bomb through the front line streets as they prepare an attack against Syrian army troops during clashes in the Karmal Jabl battlefield in Aleppo, Syria. (Nov. 1, 2012)

A Syrian opposition fighter points his gun as
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A Syrian opposition fighter points his gun as he steps on a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on August 29, 2012. The battle for Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, has lasted for over a month, with the government forces unable to dislodge the rebels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages

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Civilians evacuate Syria's northern city of Aleppo, amid
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Civilians evacuate Syria's northern city of Aleppo, amid heavy street fighting between opposition and government forces on August 29, 2012. The battle for Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, has lasted for over a month, with the government forces unable to dislodge the rebels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages

A Syrian opposition fighter holds his AK-47 rifle
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A Syrian opposition fighter holds his AK-47 rifle at an undisclosed location in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on August 29, 2012. The battle for Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, has lasted for over a month, with the government forces unable to dislodge the rebels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages

Syrian opposition fighters swear for the liberation of
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Syrian opposition fighters swear for the liberation of Syria at an undisclosed location in the northern city of Aleppo on August 29, 2012. The battle for Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, has lasted for over a month, with the government forces unable to dislodge the rebels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages

A Lebanese anti-Syrian regime protester shouts slogans as
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A Lebanese anti-Syrian regime protester shouts slogans as he waves the Syrian revolutionary flag during a protest demanding for the expulsion of Syria's ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim Ali, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. Relations between Lebanon and Syria suffered a blow this month after the arrest of former Information Minister Michel Samaha on Aug. 9. Samaha, one of Syria's most loyal allies in Lebanon who has long acted as an unofficial media adviser to Assad, was plucked from his bed at dawn by special police forces who burst into his summer mountain home. Within hours, various leaks began emerging that Samaha had confessed to having personally transported explosives in his car from Syria to Lebanon with the purpose of killing Lebanese personalities at the behest of Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Syrian opposition fighter holds his AK-47 rifle
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A Syrian opposition fighter holds his AK-47 rifle at an undisclosed location in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on August 29, 2012. The battle for Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, has lasted for over a month, with the government forces unable to dislodge the rebels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages

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Syrian opposition fighters take aim at government forces
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Syrian opposition fighters take aim at government forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo in the latest battle in Syria's civil war. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A Syrian man walks in his house that
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A Syrian man walks in his house that was destroyed in a shelling by Syrian government forces in Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A Syrian man searches for belongings through the
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A Syrian man searches for belongings through the rubble of his house, destroyed by Syrian government shelling, in Azaz, near Aleppo, Syria. (Aug. 29, 2012)

An opposition fighter throws a Molotov cocktail into
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An opposition fighter throws a Molotov cocktail into a building held by government forces during an offensive attack in the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, amid heavy street fighting. (Aug. 29, 2012)

A Syrian opposition fighter passes through a hole
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A Syrian opposition fighter passes through a hole connecting two buildings before making contact with government forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (Aug. 29, 2012)

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Syrian opposition fighters try to find the position
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Syrian opposition fighters try to find the position of government forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (Aug. 29, 2012)

In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam
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In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, Syrians hold a large Syrian revolutionary flag during the funeral procession of Mohammed al-Naan in Damascus, Syria. (Aug. 1, 2012)

A Syrian boy stands in the rubble of
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A Syrian boy stands in the rubble of a destroyed police station at the border town of Azaz, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Aleppo, Syria. The U.N. said 200,000 Syrians have fled the embattled city of Aleppo since intense clashes between regime forces and rebels began 10 days ago. (July 29, 2012)

Syrians hold anti-government protest in Aleppo, Syria. (July
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Syrians hold anti-government protest in Aleppo, Syria. (July 27, 2012)

A damaged vehicle from clashes between Free Syrian
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A damaged vehicle from clashes between Free Syrian Army soldiers and Syrian government troops at the border town of Azaz, some 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Aleppo, Syria. Turkey sealed its border with Syria to trucks cutting off a vital supply line to the embattled nation as fighting stretched into its fifth day in the commercial capital of Aleppo. (July 24, 2012)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Army trucks pass in front of honor guards as they carry the coffins of the three members of Syrian President Bashar Assad's inner circle who were killed on Wednesday by a bomb in Damascus, Syria. (July 20, 2012)

A U.N. observers vehicle arrives at the site
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A U.N. observers vehicle arrives at the site where a suicide attack hit the National Security building in Damascus, Syria. Another attack occurred at the building during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials. Syria's state-run TV confirmed the deaths of Syrian Defense Minister Dawoud Rajha, President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law, Gen. Assef Shawkat, and former defense minister Hassan Turkmani. (July 5, 2012)

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