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Syria foes to meet at peace talks after rocky start

Protesters, who are against the Syrian government, demonstrate outside the United Nations building in Geneva, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks with a Syrian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Protesters, who are against the Syrian government, demonstrate outside the United Nations building in Geneva, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks with a Syrian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem January...more

Protesters, who are against the Syrian government, demonstrate outside the United Nations building in Geneva, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks with a Syrian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi listens to a question during a news conference at the U.N. headquarter in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi listens to a question during a news conference at the U.N. headquarter in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi listens to a question during a news conference at the U.N. headquarter in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Members of Syrian opposition delegation Suheir Attasi (L) and Rima Fleihan hold pictures of two opposition members who are currently held in the Syrian government jail , as they arrive for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Members of Syrian opposition delegation Suheir Attasi (L) and Rima Fleihan hold pictures of two opposition members who are currently held in the Syrian government jail , as they arrive for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar...more

Members of Syrian opposition delegation Suheir Attasi (L) and Rima Fleihan hold pictures of two opposition members who are currently held in the Syrian government jail , as they arrive for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Protesters, who are against the Syrian government, demonstrate outside the United Nations building in Geneva, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks with a Syrian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Protesters, who are against the Syrian government, demonstrate outside the United Nations building in Geneva, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks with a Syrian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem January...more

Protesters, who are against the Syrian government, demonstrate outside the United Nations building in Geneva, as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks with a Syrian government delegation led by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad (C), who is a part of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad (C), who is a part of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal...more

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad (C), who is a part of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi (L) speaks to a journalist during his arrival for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi (L) speaks to a journalist during his arrival for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syrian Information Minister Omran Zoabi (L) speaks to a journalist during his arrival for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, head of a Syrian government delegation, arrives for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Luna Chebel (L) and Bashar al Jaafari (C), part of a Syrian government delegation, arrive for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Luna Chebel (L) and Bashar al Jaafari (C), part of a Syrian government delegation, arrive for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Luna Chebel (L) and Bashar al Jaafari (C), part of a Syrian government delegation, arrive for a meeting with U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not seen) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 24, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a crater caused by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by government forces at the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Khattab Abdulaa

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a crater caused by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by government forces at the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Khattab Abdulaa

Free Syrian Army fighters inspect a crater caused by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by government forces at the Jabal al-Akrad area in Syria's northwestern Latakia province January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Khattab Abdulaa
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