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This image made from video provided by Shaam News Network and accessed via AP video purports to show a demonstration in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 31, 2012. Syrian rebels have begun a major operation in the Aleppo region, aiming to strike at security compounds and bases around Syria's largest city, activists said. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)
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This image made from video provided by Shaam News Network and accessed via AP video purports to show a demonstration in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 31, 2012. Syrian rebels have begun a major operation in the Aleppo region, aiming to strike at security compounds and bases around Syria's largest city, activists said. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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