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A Free Syrian Army fighter drops a shell into a firing tube in the countryside near Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)
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A Free Syrian Army fighter drops a shell into a firing tube in the countryside near Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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