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This Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, image taken from video that has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting shows a Syrian man carrying an elderly woman after a government airstrike hit the Hama suburb of Halfaya, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)
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This Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, image taken from video that has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting shows a Syrian man carrying an elderly woman after a government airstrike hit the Hama suburb of Halfaya, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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