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Only political process can save Syria from "hell": envoy

U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi (L) of Algeria and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a joint news conference in Moscow December 29, 2012. The international mediator seeking to end the 21-month-old conflict in Syria met Russia's foreign minister in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Damascus but expectations of progress toward a negotiated solution were low. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi (L) of Algeria and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a joint news conference in Moscow December 29, 2012. The international mediator seeking to end the 21-month-old conflict in Syria met...more

U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi (L) of Algeria and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attend a joint news conference in Moscow December 29, 2012. The international mediator seeking to end the 21-month-old conflict in Syria met Russia's foreign minister in Moscow on Saturday after talks in Damascus but expectations of progress toward a negotiated solution were low. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) welcomes U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria, in Moscow December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) welcomes U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria, in Moscow December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) welcomes U.N.-Arab League peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi of Algeria, in Moscow December 29, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Free Syrian Army fighters walk as they seize Menagh military airport in north Aleppo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Free Syrian Army fighters walk as they seize Menagh military airport in north Aleppo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Free Syrian Army fighters walk as they seize Menagh military airport in north Aleppo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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