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Syrian civil war foes meet for first time, focus on aid

Bashar Jaafari, the Syrian government's ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the Syrian government delegation, speaks to journalists upon his arrival for the first meeting face-to-face with the Syrian opposition delegation and the U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not pictured) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 25, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer

Bashar Jaafari, the Syrian government's ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the Syrian government delegation, speaks to journalists upon his arrival for the first meeting face-to-face with the Syrian opposition delegation and the...more

Bashar Jaafari, the Syrian government's ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the Syrian government delegation, speaks to journalists upon his arrival for the first meeting face-to-face with the Syrian opposition delegation and the U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not pictured) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 25, 2014. REUTERS/ Stringer
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Members of Syrian opposition delegation Rima Fleihan (L), and Suheir Attasi (2nd L) and Abdulahad Astepho (3rd L) speak to a journalist as they arrive for their first meeting face to face with Syrian government delegation and U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not pictured) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 25, 2014. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Members of Syrian opposition delegation Rima Fleihan (L), and Suheir Attasi (2nd L) and Abdulahad Astepho (3rd L) speak to a journalist as they arrive for their first meeting face to face with Syrian government delegation and U.N.-Arab League envoy...more

Members of Syrian opposition delegation Rima Fleihan (L), and Suheir Attasi (2nd L) and Abdulahad Astepho (3rd L) speak to a journalist as they arrive for their first meeting face to face with Syrian government delegation and U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (not pictured) at a U.N. office in Geneva January 25, 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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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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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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