Photo by: Abdeljalil Bounhar

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns listens to a question from a journalist at a press conference following the meeting of the "Friends of the Syrian People" in Marrakech, Morocco, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Delegates from more than 100 countries gathered to pledge their support to the Syrian people as the new opposition coalition called for more concrete aid in their struggle against President Bashar Assad’s regime. The Arabic at back left reads "Syrian." (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)