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A boy holds pita bread as others stand in line outside a bakery in Aleppo in this December 21, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files

A boy holds pita bread as others stand in line outside a bakery in Aleppo in this December 21, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files

A boy holds pita bread as others stand in line outside a bakery in Aleppo in this December 21, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah/Files
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Residents run to take cover as Free Syrian Army fighters take their position behind sandbags during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district in this December 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

Residents run to take cover as Free Syrian Army fighters take their position behind sandbags during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district in this December 30, 2012 file photo....more

Residents run to take cover as Free Syrian Army fighters take their position behind sandbags during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr district in this December 30, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files
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A girl looks up to the sky after hearing the sound of shelling as she sits on a toy pony in the playground of Al-Tawheed school in Aleppo in this January 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

A girl looks up to the sky after hearing the sound of shelling as she sits on a toy pony in the playground of Al-Tawheed school in Aleppo in this January 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

A girl looks up to the sky after hearing the sound of shelling as she sits on a toy pony in the playground of Al-Tawheed school in Aleppo in this January 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files
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Civilians fleeing from the violence are pictured with their belongings on a vehicle in Aleppo in this January 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

Civilians fleeing from the violence are pictured with their belongings on a vehicle in Aleppo in this January 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

Civilians fleeing from the violence are pictured with their belongings on a vehicle in Aleppo in this January 5, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files
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Boys cut tree branches to be used for heating at a public park in Aleppo in this January 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

Boys cut tree branches to be used for heating at a public park in Aleppo in this January 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files

Boys cut tree branches to be used for heating at a public park in Aleppo in this January 1, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman/Files
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