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Assad says will live and die in Syria

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News...more

Residents walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents and members of Free Syrian Army walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents and members of Free Syrian Army walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra...more

Residents and members of Free Syrian Army walk among damaged buildings after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A man carries an injured boy after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man carries an injured boy after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man carries an injured boy after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents flee their homes after shelling by what activists say were forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after shelling by what activists say were forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after shelling by what activists say were forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs November 6, 2012. Picture taken November 6. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A crowd gathers at the site of an explosion in Hai al-Wuroud, near Damascus November 6, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout
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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA
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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA
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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are seen at Harsta district, near Damascus November 6, 2012, after clashes with Free Syrian Army fighters, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA
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Members of the Jund Allah Brigades, part of the Free Syrian Army, are seen at Khan al-Subel near Idlib November 4, 2012. Picture taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Members of the Jund Allah Brigades, part of the Free Syrian Army, are seen at Khan al-Subel near Idlib November 4, 2012. Picture taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Members of the Jund Allah Brigades, part of the Free Syrian Army, are seen at Khan al-Subel near Idlib November 4, 2012. Picture taken November 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Smoke rises after after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Smoke rises after after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Smoke rises after after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Residents remove the body of a man lying on the ground after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents remove the body of a man lying on the ground after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

Residents remove the body of a man lying on the ground after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Houla, near Homs, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A crowd gathers in front of a building and car damaged after a bomb explosion in the Mezzeh 86 area in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA, November 5, 2012. EUTERS/Sana

A crowd gathers in front of a building and car damaged after a bomb explosion in the Mezzeh 86 area in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA, November 5, 2012. EUTERS/Sana

A crowd gathers in front of a building and car damaged after a bomb explosion in the Mezzeh 86 area in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA, November 5, 2012. EUTERS/Sana
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A crowd gathers in front of a building and car damaged after a bomb explosion in the Mezzeh 86 area in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Sana

A crowd gathers in front of a building and car damaged after a bomb explosion in the Mezzeh 86 area in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Sana

A crowd gathers in front of a building and car damaged after a bomb explosion in the Mezzeh 86 area in Damascus, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Sana
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Damaged buildings are seen after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Douma, near Damascus, November 3, 2012. Picture taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Taqi Al-Edeenn/Shaam News/Handout

Damaged buildings are seen after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Douma, near Damascus, November 3, 2012. Picture taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Taqi Al-Edeenn/Shaam News/Handout

Damaged buildings are seen after a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad fired missiles at Douma, near Damascus, November 3, 2012. Picture taken November 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Taqi Al-Edeenn/Shaam News/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters pose after they fought and defeated government troops at the airforce base in Salqin city near Idlib November 2, 2012. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Hamam al-Sermeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose after they fought and defeated government troops at the airforce base in Salqin city near Idlib November 2, 2012. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Hamam al-Sermeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters pose after they fought and defeated government troops at the airforce base in Salqin city near Idlib November 2, 2012. Picture taken November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Hamam al-Sermeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters gather as they make their way to fight and defeat government troops at the airforce base in Salqin city near Idlib November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Hamam al-Sermeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters gather as they make their way to fight and defeat government troops at the airforce base in Salqin city near Idlib November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Hamam al-Sermeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters gather as they make their way to fight and defeat government troops at the airforce base in Salqin city near Idlib November 1, 2012. Picture taken November 1, 2012. REUTERS/Hamam al-Sermeeni/Shaam News Network/Handout
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