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Islamic summit opens with calls for Syrian dialogue

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (first row, 3rd L) stands with other leaders of Islamic nations for a group photo before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (first row, 3rd L) stands with other leaders of Islamic nations for a group photo before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian...more

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (first row, 3rd L) stands with other leaders of Islamic nations for a group photo before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) talks with other attendees before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) talks with other attendees before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi (2nd R) talks with other attendees before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (3rd L) meets with Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmal El Din Ihsan Oglo (2nd L) before the opening of the OIC summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (3rd L) meets with Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmal El Din Ihsan Oglo (2nd L) before the opening of the OIC summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (3rd L) meets with Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmal El Din Ihsan Oglo (2nd L) before the opening of the OIC summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (C) sits with Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmal El Din Ihsan Oglo (R) and Senegalese President Macky Sall during the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (C) sits with Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmal El Din Ihsan Oglo (R) and Senegalese President Macky Sall during the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in...more

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (C) sits with Secretary General of Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Akmal El Din Ihsan Oglo (R) and Senegalese President Macky Sall during the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (C) attends a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (C) attends a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian...more

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (C) attends a meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. Leaders of Islamic nations called for a negotiated end to Syria's civil war at a summit in Cairo that began on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt's new Islamist president to centre stage amid political and economic turbulence at home. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. Leaders of Islamic nations called for a negotiated end to Syria's...more

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. Leaders of Islamic nations called for a negotiated end to Syria's civil war at a summit in Cairo that began on Wednesday, thrusting Egypt's new Islamist president to centre stage amid political and economic turbulence at home. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi (R) greets Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai before the opening of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout
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Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (R) gets help fixing his headscarf before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (R) gets help fixing his headscarf before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (R) gets help fixing his headscarf before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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Photographers take pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Photographers take pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Photographers take pictures of Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) before the start of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo, February 6, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
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