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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international...more

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international...more

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib speaks the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council leader George Sabra during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council leader George Sabra during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council leader George Sabra during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first...more

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the Meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. Moaz al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Leading Syrian opposition figure Haitham al-Maleh (L) congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Leading Syrian opposition figure Haitham al-Maleh (L) congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Leading Syrian opposition figure Haitham al-Maleh (L) congratulates new Syrian National Coalition head Moaz al-Khatib during the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council (SNC) leader George Sabra during the meeting of the general assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council (SNC) leader George Sabra during the meeting of the general assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) congratulates new Syrian National Council (SNC) leader George Sabra during the meeting of the general assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition...more

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition...more

Activist preacher Moaz al-Khatib attends the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha November 11, 2012. al-Khatib was elected as the first leader of a new Syrian opposition umbrella group that hopes to win international recognition and prepare for a post-Assad Syria, in a poll counted before reporters on Sunday. REUTERS/Mohammed Dabbous
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