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Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, talks during a joint press conference with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (unseen) following their meeting at the league headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Mr. Brahimi says the Syrian government and some rebel leaders have agreed to a cease-fire during the upcoming four-day Muslim holiday. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, talks during a joint press conference with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (unseen) following their meeting at the league headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Mr. Brahimi says the Syrian government and some rebel leaders have agreed to a cease-fire during the upcoming four-day Muslim holiday. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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