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In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released on Wednesday Feb. 2, 2012, a Syrian rebel stands next to a destroyed government forces tank in Homs, central Syria. The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the authenticity, content, location or date of this handout photo. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)
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In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released on Wednesday Feb. 2, 2012, a Syrian rebel stands next to a destroyed government forces tank in Homs, central Syria. The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the authenticity, content, location or date of this handout photo. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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