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A Syrian soldier takes aim at rebel fighters

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) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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)

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)

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)

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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 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)

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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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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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 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)

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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)

Smoke rises from a residential area of Talbisah
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Smoke rises from a residential area of Talbisah in Syria. (June 9, 2012)

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A handout picture released by the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows observers of the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) visiting a power transfer station which SANA said was targeted by an explosion in Qabun, a district of Damascus. A 300-member UN observation team has been deployed across Syria to monitor the situation in the country for an initial 90-day period. (June 9, 2012)

An elderly Syrian man attends an anti-Bashar Assad
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An elderly Syrian man attends an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 8, 2012)

Syrians attend an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday
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Syrians attend an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 8, 2012)

Syrians wave revolutionary flags as they attend an
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Syrians wave revolutionary flags as they attend an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 8, 2012)

A Syrian woman flashes the victory sign at
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A Syrian woman flashes the victory sign at an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 8, 2012)

Syrians attend an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday
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Syrians attend an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 8, 2012)

Syrians chant slogans and wave revolutionary flags as
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Syrians chant slogans and wave revolutionary flags as they attend an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 8, 2012)

A handout picture released by the state-run Syrian
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A handout picture released by the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows Syrian security forces carrying the coffins of comrades killed in violence during a funeral at the Tishrin military hopsital in Damascus. Britain, France and the United States will quickly draw up a UN Security Council resolution proposing sanctions against Syria over the worsening conflict, diplomats said. (June 8, 2012)

Free Syrian Army members fire at targets as
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Free Syrian Army members fire at targets as they train on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 7, 2012)

Free Syrian Army members train on the outskirts
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Free Syrian Army members train on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. (June 7, 2012)

A Syrian boy sits in the rubble of
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A Syrian boy sits in the rubble of house destroyed during a military operation by the Syrian army in the town of Taftanaz. (June 5, 2012)

People, displaying Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags, carry
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People, displaying Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags, carry a mock coffin covered with a Syrian flag during a rally in Istanbul. (May 31, 2012)

People, displaying Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags, carry
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People, displaying Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags, carry an effigy of Syrian leader Bashar Assad during a rally in Istanbul. (May 31, 2012)

People, displaying Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags, shout
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People, displaying Turkish, Syrian and Palestinian flags, shout anti-Israel and anti-Assad slogans during a rally in Istanbul. (May 31, 2012)

In this citizen journalism image provided by Edlib
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In this citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network ENN, Syrian girls flash victory signs during a demonstration in Kfarnebel, Idlib province, northern Syria. U.N. The Associated Press has not independently verified the content of this image. (May 29, 2012)

Demonstrators protest in front of the Syrian consulate
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Demonstrators protest in front of the Syrian consulate in Istanbul against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (May 27, 2012)

Anti-Syrian regime mourners chant slogans as they carry
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Anti-Syrian regime mourners chant slogans as they carry the body of soldier Khaled Shurbajy, who was shot by Syrian security forces in Dir el Zour last week after disobeying orders to fire on anti-Assad protesters, during his funeral procession, in the Kfar Suseh area of Damascus, Syria. (May 26, 2012)

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This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network purports to show shelling in Jobar, Syria. (May 25, 2012)

A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's
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A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows Syrians carry the coffin of Suleiman Kharma who was allegedly killed by security forces during the unrest in Qusayr in central Homs province. (May 23, 2012)

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A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows Syrian protesters holding pre-Baath national flags, which has been adopted by the opposition movement, during an anti-regime demonstration in Aleppo. (May 23, 2012)

A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's
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A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows Syrians carrying the coffin of Samir Abu Nabbut who was allegedly killed by security forces during the unrest in Daraa. (May 24, 2012)

A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's
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A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows an anti-regime demonstration in Aleppo. (May 23, 2012)

A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's
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A handout image released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network on May 23, 2012 shows the body of Syrian Samir Abu Nabbut who was allegedly killed by security forces during the unrest in Daraa. A UN panel said on May 24 that government forces are to blame for most rights abuses in the latest unrest sweeping Syria as a watchdog reported an 11th straight day of shelling of a rebel bastion. (May 24, 2012)

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A photo released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows an anti-regime demonstration in the town of Talbisseh in Syria's Homs province. (April 27, 2012)

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A photo released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows protesters burning pictures of the late Bassel al-Assad, brother of President bashar al-Assad, during an anti-regime demonstration in Homs. (April 27, 2012)

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A photo released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows protesters shouting slogans during an anti-regime demonstration in Binnish in Idlib province. (April 27, 2012)

Syrians walk between destroyed buildings in the Inshaat
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Syrians walk between destroyed buildings in the Inshaat neighborhood of Homs, Syria. (April 15, 2012)

Damage allegedly caused during shelling by Syrian government
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Damage allegedly caused during shelling by Syrian government forces, of the Jurat al-Shayah neighbourhood in the flashpoint central city of Homs. (April 13, 2012)

Syrians gathering during a protest against the regime
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Syrians gathering during a protest against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Dael close to the Syrian-Jordanian border. (April 13, 2012)

Syrian security forces carrying a coffin in the
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Syrian security forces carrying a coffin in the coastal city of Latakia during the funeral procession of a comrade who SANA said was killed in recent violence in the country. (April 12, 2012)

Syrian refugees go about their daily lives at
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Syrian refugees go about their daily lives at the Oncupinar refugee camp in Kilis near Syria border. (April 11, 2012)

Pro-Syrian government demonstrators carry a giant national flag
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Pro-Syrian government demonstrators carry a giant national flag at a rally at Sabe Bahrat Square to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Ruling Baath Arab Socialist Party in Damascus, Syria. (April 7, 2012)

Free Syrian Army fighters try to spot a
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Free Syrian Army fighters try to spot a sniper during fighting with Syrian troops in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. (April 6, 2012)

Mourners walk past open graves at a cemetery
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Mourners walk past open graves at a cemetery during the funeral for four people killed in a raid by government forces in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (April 5, 2012)

Syrian boys watch Free Syrian Army fighters move
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Syrian boys watch Free Syrian Army fighters move through a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (April 1, 2012)

Syrians chant slogans against President Bashar Assad upon
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Syrians chant slogans against President Bashar Assad upon the arrival of the Free Syrian Army in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (April 1, 2012)

Free Syrian Army fighters perform the noon prayer
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Free Syrian Army fighters perform the noon prayer in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (April 1, 2012)

A Syrian boy flashes the victory sign during
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A Syrian boy flashes the victory sign during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria. (March 31, 2012)

A wheelchair bound Syrian refugee waits outside the
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A wheelchair bound Syrian refugee waits outside the field hospital at the Red Crescent camp in Boynuyogun village. (March 25, 2012)

Syrian refugees eat in their tent at the
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Syrian refugees eat in their tent at the Red Crescent camp in Boynuyogun village, Hatay region. (March 25, 2012)

A Syrian boy stands next to damaged cars
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A Syrian boy stands next to damaged cars which were attacked from Syrian government forces shelling at Sarmeen town in Idlib province, northern Syria. (March 24, 2012)

A Syrian woman reacts outside her house which
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A Syrian woman reacts outside her house which attacked by Syrian government forces shelling at Sarmeen town in Idlib province, northern Syria. (March 24, 2012)

A member of the Free Syrian Army eats
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A member of the Free Syrian Army eats foliage as supplies run short at a mountain outpost near the village of Janudieh in the northern province of Idlib. (March 20, 2012)

A member of the Free Syrian Army takes
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A member of the Free Syrian Army takes position as heavy fighting erupts on a nearby hillside during an attack by his unit in the mountains, west of Idlib. (March 19, 2012)

A defected Syrian soldier, now a member of
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A defected Syrian soldier, now a member of the Free Syrian Army, passes range extension tubes for rocket propelled grenades to a comrade at a mountain outpost near the village of Janudieh in the northern province of Idlib. (March 18, 2012)

Burned cars are seen near the air force
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Burned cars are seen near the air force intelligence department building in Damascus, Syria. The building, and the offices of the criminal security department several miles away were both hit at around 7 a.m. in suicide car bombings. (Mar. 17, 2012)

Syrian firefighters extinguish a fire in a damaged
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Syrian firefighters extinguish a fire in a damaged building near the air force intelligence department offices in Damascus, Syria. The building, and the offices of the criminal security department several miles away were both hit at about the same time in suicide car bombings. (Mar. 17, 2012)

Syrian army soldiers investigate burned cars near the
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Syrian army soldiers investigate burned cars near the air force intelligence department building in Damascus, Syria. The building, and the offices of the criminal security department several miles away were both hit at about the same time in suicide car bombings. (Mar. 17, 2012).

Pro-regime protesters wave Syrian flags during a rally
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Pro-regime protesters wave Syrian flags during a rally supporting President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria. (Mar. 15, 2012)

Young Syrian refugees look on at Boynuyogun Refugee
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Young Syrian refugees look on at Boynuyogun Refugee Camp in Reyhanli. (Mar. 13, 2012)

Free Syrian Army fighters celebrate after hearing that
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Free Syrian Army fighters celebrate after hearing that their comrades destroyed a Syrian Army tank in Idlib, north Syria. (Mar. 11, 2012)

A Syrian refugee goes about his daily life
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A Syrian refugee goes about his daily life at the Reyhanli refugee camp in Antakya. (Mar. 16, 2012)

War reporter Marie Colvin, who was from East
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War reporter Marie Colvin, who was from East Norwich, had been a foreign correspondent for Britain's Sunday Times for the past two decades, making a specialty of reporting from the world's most dangerous places. She lost the sight in one eye during an ambush in Sri Lanka in 2001. Colvin was killed Feb. 22, 2012 by shelling in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. She was 56. Newsday's obituary for Marie Colvin

A Free Syrian Army fighters stands guard in
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A Free Syrian Army fighters stands guard in Idlib, northwestern Syria, near the Turkish border. (Feb. 20, 2012)

Anti-Syrian regime protesters, hold banners and shout slogans
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Anti-Syrian regime protesters, hold banners and shout slogans during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad, at Binsh village in Idlib province, north Syria. (Feb. 17, 2012)

Syrians rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad
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Syrians rally in support of President Bashar al-Assad in central Damascus. (Feb.15, 2012)

Anti-Syrian regime activist Khaled Abu-Salah stands in front
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Anti-Syrian regime activist Khaled Abu-Salah stands in front of flames and black smoke from a bombed oil pipeline, in Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs province, central Syria. (Feb. 15, 2012)

Syrian rebels raise up their weapons as they
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Syrian rebels raise up their weapons as they attend a funeral procession of their comrade who is seen wrapped by the Syrian revolution flag, in Edleb, north Syria. (Feb. 2, 2012)

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This image from amateur video made available by Ugarit News Group purports to shows Syrian protesters running from gunfire in Hama, Syria. The Associated Press has not independently verified the content of this image. (Dec. 28, 2011)

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This image made from amateur video and released by Shaam News Network purports to show tear gas used on protesters in Hama, Syria. The Associated Press has not independently verified the content of this image. (Dec. 28, 2011)

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This image made from amateur video and released by Shaam News Network Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, purports to show Syrian riot police standing guard during clashes with protesters in Homs, Syria, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. The Associated Press has not independently verified the content of this image.

Defected Syrian soldiers position their rifles as they
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Defected Syrian soldiers position their rifles as they take cover behind a the wall of a damaged house in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province, Syria. (Dec. 19, 2011)

Anti-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans during a demonstration
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Anti-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province, Syria. Arab League monitors kicked off their one month mission in Syria with a visit on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 to Homs, the first time Syria has allowed outside monitors to the city at the heart of the anti-government uprising. Several from the team of 12 stayed in the city overnight, and the team continued to work in Homs on Wednesday. The monitors are expected to visit Hama, Idlib and Daraa on Thursday, Dec. 29, all centers of the uprising. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Anti-Syrian regime protesters flash the victory sign as
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Anti-Syrian regime protesters flash the victory sign as they wear Syrian revolution flags during a demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province, Syria. Arab League monitors kicked off their month-long mission in Syria with a visit on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 to Homs. (Dec. 21, 2011)

Members of Syrian security are seen at the
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Members of Syrian security are seen at the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria. A Syrian military official says the death toll from twin suicide car bombings in Damascus is now more dozens. The military official says more than a hundred people were wounded in the explosions targeting security and intelligence headquarters in the Syrian capital. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Medics carry a stretcher at the site of
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Medics carry a stretcher at the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria. A Syrian military official says the death toll from twin suicide car bombings in Damascus is now more dozens. The military official says more than a hundred people were wounded in the explosions targeting security and intelligence headquarters in the Syrian capital. (Dec. 23, 2011)

A man inspects a damaged vehicle at the
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A man inspects a damaged vehicle at the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria. A Syrian military official says the death toll from twin suicide car bombings in Damascus is now more dozens. The military official says more than a hundred people were wounded in the explosions targeting security and intelligence headquarters in the Syrian capital. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Members of Syrian security chant slogans and raise
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Members of Syrian security chant slogans and raise their weapons at the site of a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria. A Syrian military official says the death toll from twin suicide car bombings in Damascus is now more dozens. The military official says more than a hundred people were wounded in the explosions targeting security and intelligence headquarters in the Syrian capital. (Dec. 23, 2011)

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, right, meets with
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, right, meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011. The regime faced a chorus of global reproach, with envoys from India, Brazil and South Africa also heading to Damascus to press for an end to the violent crackdown on a five-month-old uprising.

In this image from television Thursday, Aug. 4,
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In this image from television Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, streets blocked with barriers are shown in the central city of Hama, Syria.

In this image from television Thursday, Aug. 4,
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In this image from television Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, damaged cars are shown in the central city of Hama, Syria.

In this image from television Thursday, Aug. 4,
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In this image from television Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, empty streets with debris are shown of what SANA describes as the Syrian army restoring "security and stability" to the central city of Hama, Syria. Syrian security forces pounded the city of Hama with tank shelling and opened fire on protesters who streamed into the streets across the country Friday Aug. 5, 2011 calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad, killing at least four and wounding more than a dozen. (AP Photo/SANA) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

In this image from television taken Thursday, Aug.
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In this image from television taken Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, empty streets with debris are shown of what SANA describes as the Syrian army restoring "security and stability" to the central city of Hama, Syria.

This Aug. 3, 2011 file image posted on
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This Aug. 3, 2011 file image posted on the Internet by Shaam News Network shows what they purport to be a military tank on the streets of the city of Hama, Syria.

This image posted on the Internet by Shaam
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This image posted on the Internet by Shaam News Network shows what they purport to be a demonstration in the streets of Homs, Syria, on Friday Aug. 5, 2011.

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This image made from amateur video released by DPN (Deir el-Zour Press news) and accessed via The Associated Press Television News on Monday Aug. 8, 2011, purportedly shows a Syria tank driving down a street in Deir el-Zour Syria on Sunday Aug. 7. 2011.

This video image taken from amateur video released
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This video image taken from amateur video released by Sham News Network, a Syrian Freedom group, shows a tank in the Daraa, Syria Monday April 25, 2011. Note: The Associated Press has no way of independently verifying the authenticity of this video.

This video image taken from amateur video released
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This video image taken from amateur video released by Sham News Network, a Syrian Freedom group, shows a man throwing an object at a tank in Daraa, Syria Sunday April 24, 2011. (Note: The Associated Press has no way of independently verifying the authenticity of this video).

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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired Saturday April 23, 2011, by The Associated Press, Syrian anti-government protesters carry the coffin of an activist who was killed on Friday during his funeral procession in Quaboun near Damascus, Syria.

In this citizen journalism image made on a
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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a banner in Arabic that reads: "No Rifaat and no Khaddam, we want a step forward," referring to Rifat Assad, an exiled Syrian opposition figure and uncle of the current President and former Vice President Abdul-Halim Khaddam, as they gather in the coastal city of Banias, Syria, Friday, April 22, 2011.

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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, Syrian anti-government protesters march in a funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa, Syria, Saturday, April 23, 2011.

Syrian anti-government protesters march during a demonstration following
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Syrian anti-government protesters march during a demonstration following Friday prayers near Damascus, Syria, Friday, April 22, 2011.

Syrian anti-government protesters gesture as they demonstrate following
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Syrian anti-government protesters gesture as they demonstrate following Friday prayers in the central city of Homs, Syria, April 22, 2011.

Syrian anti-government protesters gesture as they demonstrate following
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Syrian anti-government protesters gesture as they demonstrate following Friday prayers in the central city of Homs, Syria, April 22, 2011.

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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, Syrian anti-government protesters hold a bloodied national flag during a funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa, Syria, Saturday, April 23, 2011.

In this citizen journalism image made on a
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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a banner in Arabic that reads:" Daraa is our torch, Douma is our model, Jabla is our support, Latakia is our pride, Homs is our victory, in Qamishli our brothers and what about Qardaha ??!," knowing that Qardaha is the home village of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as they gather in the coastal city of Banias, Syria, Friday, April 22, 2011. Syrian security forces fired live bullets and tear gas Friday at tens of thousands of people shouting for freedom and democracy, wounding about 10 people on a day that could be a major test of whether President Bashar Assad's promises of sweeping reform will quell the monthlong uprising. (AP Photo)

Sand bags protect a Syrian soldier under a
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Sand bags protect a Syrian soldier under a traffic light in the central city of Homs, Syria. (April 22, 2011)

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