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Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, check their departure dates in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, check their departure dates in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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A blue United Nations cap is left near members of the U.N. observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, as they check their departure dates in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

A blue United Nations cap is left near members of the U.N. observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, as they check their departure dates in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, push a trolley with their luggage in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, push a trolley with their luggage in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, check their departure dates in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Members of the United Nations observers mission in Syria, who have left their bases in the province of Homs in Central Syria, check their departure dates in a hotel in Damascus August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (3rd L) attends Eid Al Fitr prayers at al-Hamad mosque in Damascus August 19, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (3rd L) attends Eid Al Fitr prayers at al-Hamad mosque in Damascus August 19, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attends Eid Al Fitr prayers at al-Hamad mosque in Damascus August 19, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad attends Eid Al Fitr prayers at al-Hamad mosque in Damascus August 19, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/Sana/Handout
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