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Syrian soldiers chant slogans Dec. 30, 2011, during a pro-regime rally in Damascus, Syria. The rebel Free Syrian Army said it has stopped its offensive against government targets during a month-long mission by Arab League monitors, saying it wants to expose how the regime is killing peaceful protesters. (Associated Press)
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Syrian soldiers chant slogans Dec. 30, 2011, during a pro-regime rally in Damascus, Syria. The rebel Free Syrian Army said it has stopped its offensive against government targets during a month-long mission by Arab League monitors, saying it wants to expose how the regime is killing peaceful protesters. (Associated Press)

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