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Syria says ready to talk with armed opposition

Destroyed buildings are seen on streets filled with debris in Homs, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the Shaam News Network. Picture taken February 19, 2013.

Destroyed buildings are seen on streets filled with debris in Homs, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the Shaam News Network. Picture taken February 19, 2013.

Destroyed buildings are seen on streets filled with debris in Homs, February 19, 2013, in this picture provided by the Shaam News Network. Picture taken February 19, 2013.
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow February 25, 2013. Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow February 25, 2013. Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass...more

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem attends a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow February 25, 2013. Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem walk into a hall during a meeting in Moscow, February 25, 2013. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS)

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem walk into a hall during a meeting in Moscow, February 25, 2013. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the...more

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Moualem walk into a hall during a meeting in Moscow, February 25, 2013. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Monday Damascus was ready to talk to the country's armed opposition, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS)
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