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Syrian student protesters chant slogans during a Feb. 22, 2012, demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Aleppo University's Square, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)
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Syrian student protesters chant slogans during a Feb. 22, 2012, demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Aleppo University's Square, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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