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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria President Bashar Assad, right, meets with the speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani (left) in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 23, 2012. Larijani was in Damascus where he held talks with Assad and other officials before flying on to neighboring Lebanon. (Associated Press/SANA)
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syria President Bashar Assad, right, meets with the speaker of the Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani (left) in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 23, 2012. Larijani was in Damascus where he held talks with Assad and other officials before flying on to neighboring Lebanon. (Associated Press/SANA)

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