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Russia, U.S. talk as Syria events "accelerate on the ground"

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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A Syrian refugee girl stands with her mother outside their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee girl stands with her mother outside their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian refugee girl stands with her mother outside their friend's house at the Syrian-Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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A view of damages on an empty street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view of damages on an empty street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view of damages on an empty street in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A Syrian man talks with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian man talks with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A Syrian man talks with a Turkish soldier as he tries to cross the border from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain to the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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Mannequins are seen at a destroyed shop in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Mannequins are seen at a destroyed shop in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Mannequins are seen at a destroyed shop in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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Children run along a street damaged by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force air strike in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Children run along a street damaged by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force air strike in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

Children run along a street damaged by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force air strike in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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A view of a burnt vehicle and damaged buildings in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view of a burnt vehicle and damaged buildings in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani

A view of a burnt vehicle and damaged buildings in the Aleppo district of Salaheddine December 5, 2012. Picture taken December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Aref Hretani
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels December 5, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad addresses the parliament in Damascus in this still image taken from a video footage March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Syrian state TV via Reuters TV

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad addresses the parliament in Damascus in this still image taken from a video footage March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Syrian state TV via Reuters TV

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad addresses the parliament in Damascus in this still image taken from a video footage March 30, 2011. REUTERS/Syrian state TV via Reuters TV
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NATO foreign ministers meet at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers will agree on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to beef up Turkey's air defenses and calm Turkey's fears that it could come under missile attack, possibly with chemical weapons, from Syria, diplomats said. REUTERS/Yves Herman

NATO foreign ministers meet at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers will agree on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to beef up Turkey's air defenses and calm Turkey's fears that it could come under missile...more

NATO foreign ministers meet at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers will agree on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to beef up Turkey's air defenses and calm Turkey's fears that it could come under missile attack, possibly with chemical weapons, from Syria, diplomats said. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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NATO foreign ministers meet at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers will agree on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to beef up Turkey's air defenses and calm Turkey's fears that it could come under missile attack, possibly with chemical weapons, from Syria, diplomats said. REUTERS/Yves Herman

NATO foreign ministers meet at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers will agree on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to beef up Turkey's air defenses and calm Turkey's fears that it could come under missile...more

NATO foreign ministers meet at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels December 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers will agree on Tuesday to send Patriot missiles to beef up Turkey's air defenses and calm Turkey's fears that it could come under missile attack, possibly with chemical weapons, from Syria, diplomats said. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their weapons at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their weapons at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam...more

Free Syrian Army fighters walk with their weapons at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons stand guard at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons stand guard at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam...more

Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons stand guard at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons walk at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons walk at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News...more

Free Syrian Army fighters with weapons walk at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout
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A Free Syrian Army fighter with a rifle stands guard at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

A Free Syrian Army fighter with a rifle stands guard at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair...more

A Free Syrian Army fighter with a rifle stands guard at the frontline against forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Free Syrian Army fighters gather as they take a break in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters gather as they take a break in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout

Free Syrian Army fighters gather as they take a break in the Al-khalidiya neighbourhood of Homs December 4, 2012. Picture taken December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Thair Al-Khalidieh/Shaam News Network/Handout
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