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Explosion rocks government-held area of Syria's Aleppo

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Rescuers search for casualties at a damaged building after a large blast hit a neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo January 18, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

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Syrian security personnel and civilians gather at the site where a large blast hit a neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo January 18, 2013. REUTERS/George Ourfalian

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Residents stand near buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Daraya January 18, 2013, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network. REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

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Residents stand near buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Daraya January 18, 2013, in this picture provided by Shaam News Network . REUTERS/Kenan Al-Derani/Shaam News Network/Handout

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Rubble is removed from the entrance of a damaged building after a large blast hit a neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo January 18, 2013. A large blast hit a neighbourhood of the Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday and caused several casualties, state television said. Syria TV said the explosion had been caused by a rocket fired by a "terrorist group" - a term it frequently uses to describe rebels in the 22-month-old uprising...

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Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their rifles in the Arabeen neighbourhood of Damascus January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their rifles in the Arabeen neighbourhood of Damascus January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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Demonstrators carry placards and hold a Syrian opposition flag during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Kafranbel in Idlib province January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)

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Demonstrators chant slogans and carry a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Kafranbel in Idlib province January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY CONFLICT)

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Demonstrators carry placards during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Kafranbel in Idlib province January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Giath Taha (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY CONFLICT)

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Children stand near a cart selling scarves and hats depicting Syrian opposition flags in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)

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Demonstrators chant slogans and wave flags, including Syrian opposition flags, during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS EDUCATION)

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