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Damaged buildings are pictured in the Salah Eldine district in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

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Damaged shops are pictured in Bab al Naser, in the old part of Aleppo, November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

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A Free Syrian Army fighter looks down at his weapon during a patrol along a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

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Free Syrian Army fighters on alert patrol a street in Aleppo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds an RPG as he walks in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

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A shell explodes in the air near the Syrian village of Bariqa close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights November 13, 2012. Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits" in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement. It was the second time in as many days that Israel had...

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Free Syrian Army fighters walk past damage after shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad at Erbeen near Damascus November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Bassam Al-Erbeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout

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People wave Syrian opposition flags as they march during a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of Bustan Al Qasr November 12, 2012. REUTERS/Zain Karam

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Arab and European foreign ministers attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13 , 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (top L) speaks during the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrives at the Arab League headquarters to attend the joint Arab League-European foreign ministers' meeting on Syria, in Cairo November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border in Ceylanpinar, southern Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. A Syrian warplane struck homes in the town of Ras al-Ain on Tuesday within sight of the Turkish border, pursuing an aerial bombardment to force out rebels and drawing a new warning from Ankara. The second day of jet strikes sent Syrians scurrying through the flimsy barbed-wire fence that divides Ras al-Ain from the...

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Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain after an air strike, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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Turkish soldiers speak with Syrian refugees trying to cross the border fence from the northern Syrian town of Ras al-Ain into Turkey during an air strike on Ras al-Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province November 13, 2012. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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Residents and Free Syrian Army fighters walk near damaged buildings during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Douma near Damascus, November 9, 2012. Picture taken November 9, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Taqi Eddin/Shaam News Network/Handout

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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday....

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Leading Syrian opposition figure Haitham al-Maleh (L) congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council (SNC) leader George Sabra during the meeting of the general assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

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