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Lakhdar Brahimi (left), the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, shakes hands with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby following a joint press conference at the league's headquarters in Cairo on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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Lakhdar Brahimi (left), the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, shakes hands with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby following a joint press conference at the league's headquarters in Cairo on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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