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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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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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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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs as he participates in seizing Menagh military airport in north Aleppo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hassano

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs as he participates in seizing Menagh military airport in north Aleppo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hassano

A Free Syrian Army fighter runs as he participates in seizing Menagh military airport in north Aleppo December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hassano
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A Free Syrian Army fighter jokes with a child in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Free Syrian Army fighter jokes with a child in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Free Syrian Army fighter jokes with a child in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A blind man walks past damaged cars in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A blind man walks past damaged cars in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A blind man walks past damaged cars in the old city of Aleppo December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A view shows buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view shows buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News...more

A view shows buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A view shows buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A view shows buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News...more

A view shows buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A man looks at buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man looks at buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News...more

A man looks at buildings damaged by what activists say were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet belonging to forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at Saqba area in Damascus December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Karm Seif/Shaam News Network/Handout
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