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On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, a Syrian honor guard marching in a funeral procession at the military hospital in Damascus, Syria, carries the coffins of soldiers who were killed in recent violence in the country. (AP Photo/SANA)
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On Tuesday, April 24, 2012, a Syrian honor guard marching in a funeral procession at the military hospital in Damascus, Syria, carries the coffins of soldiers who were killed in recent violence in the country. (AP Photo/SANA)

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