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This citizen journalism image provided by the Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels, right, standing next a damaged warplane, at Abu Dhour military airbase, which is besieged by the rebels in the northern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad)
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This citizen journalism image provided by the Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian rebels, right, standing next a damaged warplane, at Abu Dhour military airbase, which is besieged by the rebels in the northern province of Idlib, Syria, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Syrian Revolution Against Bashar Assad)

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