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Azmat Allah Kolmahmedov (left), the Russian ambassador to Syria, greets Aref Dalila, a Syrian opposition figure, at the opening session of a conference of some 16 opposition parties headed by the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria in Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)
Photo by: Bassem Tellawi
Azmat Allah Kolmahmedov (left), the Russian ambassador to Syria, greets Aref Dalila, a Syrian opposition figure, at the opening session of a conference of some 16 opposition parties headed by the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria in Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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