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In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, Syrians react after a government warplane was shot down in Aleppo, Syria, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)
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In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, Syrians react after a government warplane was shot down in Aleppo, Syria, on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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