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Syrian refugees warm themselves by a fire at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

Syrian refugees warm themselves by a fire at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

Syrian refugees warm themselves by a fire at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A Syrian refugee boy walks through mud at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian refugee boy walks through mud at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian refugee boy walks through mud at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A man cooks inside a tent at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A man cooks inside a tent at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A man cooks inside a tent at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A Syrian girl sits on the back of a pick-up truck at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian girl sits on the back of a pick-up truck at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian girl sits on the back of a pick-up truck at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A Syrian woman carries a container as she walks through mud at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian woman carries a container as she walks through mud at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian woman carries a container as she walks through mud at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A Syrian woman carries a child as others wash clothes at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian woman carries a child as others wash clothes at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof

A Syrian woman carries a child as others wash clothes at a refugee camp in Atimeh, on the Syrian-Turkish border of the Idlib Governorate December 10, 2012. Picture taken December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Abdalghne Karoof
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A man stands on the roof as he inspects a mosque damaged by an air strike in the Hamidiya neighborhood in Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

A man stands on the roof as he inspects a mosque damaged by an air strike in the Hamidiya neighborhood in Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

A man stands on the roof as he inspects a mosque damaged by an air strike in the Hamidiya neighborhood in Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy
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People inspect damage caused by an air strike in the old city of Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

People inspect damage caused by an air strike in the old city of Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

People inspect damage caused by an air strike in the old city of Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy
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People inspect damage caused by an air strike in the Al-Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs December 9, 2012. Picture taken December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

People inspect damage caused by an air strike in the Al-Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs December 9, 2012. Picture taken December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy

People inspect damage caused by an air strike in the Al-Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs December 9, 2012. Picture taken December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yazan Homsy
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A man walks amidst the rubble of buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet operated by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

A man walks amidst the rubble of buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet operated by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 9, 2012....more

A man walks amidst the rubble of buildings damaged by what activists said were missiles fired by a Syrian Air Force fighter jet operated by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-Khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout
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