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** FILE ** In this photo provided by Turkish Prime Minister's Press Service, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his wife Emine Erdogan hold newly born babies during a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Sanliurfa, Turkey, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Erdogan repeated a call on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer)
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** FILE ** In this photo provided by Turkish Prime Minister's Press Service, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his wife Emine Erdogan hold newly born babies during a visit to a Syrian refugee camp in Sanliurfa, Turkey, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Erdogan repeated a call on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer)

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