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U.S. and Russia still back Syria settlement: UN envoy

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binish, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Hamzeh Al-Binishi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binish, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Hamzeh Al-Binishi/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Binish, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Hamzeh Al-Binishi/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Yabroud, near Damascus, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Yabroud, near Damascus, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold a banner during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Yabroud, near Damascus, December 7, 2012. The banner reads: "No to peacekeepers in Syria". REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold banners during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Kafranbel, near Idlib, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Raed Al-Fares/Shaam News Network/Handout
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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 are seen at Houla, near Homs December 6, 2012. Picture taken December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout

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 are seen at Houla, near Homs December 6, 2012. Picture taken December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra...more

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 are seen at Houla, near Homs December 6, 2012. Picture taken December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Misra Al-Misri/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Syrian refugee woman holds her son as she stands at the window of their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee woman holds her son as she stands at the window of their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee woman holds her son as she stands at the window of their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) as she arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin December 6, 2012. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet international Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi in Dublin on Thursday to try to put a U.N. peace process for Syria back on track, diplomatic sources said.REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) as she arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin December 6, 2012. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet...more

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny (R) as she arrives at Government Buildings in Dublin December 6, 2012. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet international Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi in Dublin on Thursday to try to put a U.N. peace process for Syria back on track, diplomatic sources said.REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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