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** FILE ** A Lebanese army helicopter flies past the USS Ramage as search efforts continued for a downed airliner near Beirut in 2010. The USS Ramage is one of four U.S. Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea waiting for a possible order to launch against Syria. The United States and its allies accuse Syrian President Bashar Assad of allegedly using deadly chemical weapons, possibly including sarin gas, to kill a thousand Syrians. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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