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Free Syrian Army fighter looks at the body of a Syrian Army soldier after heavy clashes with government forces at a military academy besieged by the rebels in Tal Sheer, Syria, Sunday, Dec 16, 2012. (AP Photo / Manu Brabo)
Photo by: Manu Brabo
Free Syrian Army fighter looks at the body of a Syrian Army soldier after heavy clashes with government forces at a military academy besieged by the rebels in Tal Sheer, Syria, Sunday, Dec 16, 2012. (AP Photo / Manu Brabo)

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