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Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (centre R) meets U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (centre L) in Damascus December 15, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA)

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (centre R) meets U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (centre L) in Damascus December 15, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA)

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (centre R) meets U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos (centre L) in Damascus December 15, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency (SANA)
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Demonstrators hold Syrian opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold Syrian opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold Syrian opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold a placard during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a placard during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a placard during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold banners near damaged buildings during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold banners near damaged buildings during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold banners near damaged buildings during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, after Friday prayers in Kafranbel near Idlib December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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