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Syrian refugees chant slogans to protest against the visit of Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, not pictured, to the Zaatari Refugees Camp in Jordan for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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Syrian refugees chant slogans to protest against the visit of Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, not pictured, to the Zaatari Refugees Camp in Jordan for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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Syrian refugees chant slogans to protest against the visit of Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, not pictured, to the Zaatari Refugees Camp in Jordan for Syrians who fled the civil war in their country in Mafraq, Jordan, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

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Lakhdar Brahimi (left), the U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, speaks in Mafraq, Jordan, on Tuesday as Andrew Harper, the UNHCR representative to Jordan, listens during a visit to the Zaatari refugee camp for Syrians who fled the civil war. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks June 30, 2012, during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

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**FILE** Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks June 30, 2012, during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria, meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria, meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League special envoy to Syria, meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria, meets with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Kofi Annan, United Nations-Arab League special envoy to Syria, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday. Mr. Annan said the two reached an understanding on a "framework" for peace that will now be presented to opposition forces. (SANA photographs via Associated Press)

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Kofi Annan, United Nations-Arab League special envoy to Syria, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday. Mr. Annan said the two reached an understanding on a "framework" for peace that will now be presented to opposition forces. (SANA photographs via Associated Press)

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**FILE** Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks June 30, 2012, during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

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**FILE** Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks June 30, 2012, during a news conference at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva. (Associated Press/Keystone)

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“There is an opportunity before the conference of Syrian opposition today that must be seized, and I say and repeat that this opportunity must not be wasted under any circumstance.” — Nabil Elaraby, Arab League chief

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“There is an opportunity before the conference of Syrian opposition today that must be seized, and I say and repeat that this opportunity must not be wasted under any circumstance.” — Nabil Elaraby, Arab League chief

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Attendees at an Arab League conference on Syria on Monday, July 2, 2012, in Cairo include (from left) Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; Khalid Al Attiya, Qatar minister of state for international cooperation; Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari; Arab League Secretary-General Nabil El Araby; Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheik Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah; Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr; and Palestinian envoy Nasser Al Qudwa. (AP Photo)

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Attendees at an Arab League conference on Syria on Monday, July 2, 2012, in Cairo include (from left) Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; Khalid Al Attiya, Qatar minister of state for international cooperation; Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Hoshyar Zebari; Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby; Sheik Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Kuwaiti foreign minister; Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr; and Palestinian envoy Nasser Al Qudwa. (AP Photo)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the joint special envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks during a news conference following the Action Group on Syria meeting on Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Geneva. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini, Keystone)

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the joint special envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks during a news conference following the Action Group on Syria meeting on Saturday, June 30, 2012, in Geneva. (AP Photo/Martial Trezzini, Keystone)