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Syrians react after the Aug. 9, 2012, funeral of Free Syrian Army fighter Husain Al-Ali, 29, in the cemetery in the town of Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria. The fighter was killed during clashes in Aleppo. (Associated Press)
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Syrians react after the Aug. 9, 2012, funeral of Free Syrian Army fighter Husain Al-Ali, 29, in the cemetery in the town of Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria. The fighter was killed during clashes in Aleppo. (Associated Press)

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