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Boys walk past a car damaged by shelling in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Boys walk past a car damaged by shelling in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Boys walk past a car damaged by shelling in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A free Syrian army fighter smokes a waterpipe as he warms himself in Aleppo city January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

A free Syrian army fighter smokes a waterpipe as he warms himself in Aleppo city January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

A free Syrian army fighter smokes a waterpipe as he warms himself in Aleppo city January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman
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Women walk past Free Syrian Army fighters in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Women walk past Free Syrian Army fighters in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Women walk past Free Syrian Army fighters in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Residents evacuate their houses after being targeted by missiles fired by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's al-Mashhad district January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Residents evacuate their houses after being targeted by missiles fired by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's al-Mashhad district January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Residents evacuate their houses after being targeted by missiles fired by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's al-Mashhad district January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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A boy carries bread as he walks down a street in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A boy carries bread as he walks down a street in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

A boy carries bread as he walks down a street in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Two boys talk in front of rubble in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Two boys talk in front of rubble in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam

Two boys talk in front of rubble in the al-Mashhad district of Aleppo January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Zain Karam
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Children sit next to a fire in Aleppo city January 9, 2013.REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Children sit next to a fire in Aleppo city January 9, 2013.REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

Children sit next to a fire in Aleppo city January 9, 2013.REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman
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