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A Syrian woman and her daughter walk April 2, 2012, past a wall with a painting of the Syrian revolutionary flag and Arabic writing that reads "only al-Arour," the name of an Islamic cleric living in Saudi Arabia who opposes President Bashar Assad, in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Syrians wave revolutionary flags and chant slogans April 2, 2012, at a night protest against President Bashar Assad in a neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Foreign ministers from dozens of countries, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (center), gather in Istanbul on Sunday, April 1, 2012, to push for tighter sanctions and diplomatic pressure to further isolate Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

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An anti-Syrian regime protester holds a Syrian revolution flag and chants slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, March 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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**FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad arrives July 14, 2008, with his wife, Asma, for the Bastille Day ceremonies in Paris. (Associated Press)

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Syrian Army soldiers shout slogans and hold up portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a pro-regime rally in Damascus, Syria, on March 23, 2012. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this July 13, 2008, file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma arrive for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean Summit meeting at the Petit Palais in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

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Clashes between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad's security forces damaged this apartment building in the Mazzeh neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on Monday, March 19, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Protesters burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a Feb. 26 demonstration in northern Syria. A year after protests began, the United Nations says more than 8,000 people have been killed in the crackdown. (Associated Press)

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Syrian riot police stand guard during a rally Thursday supporting President Bashar Assad in Damascus. Thousands poured into the streets of the Syrian capital in a show of support for the Assad regime as soldiers tightened their siege in opposition areas on the one-year anniversary of the country's uprising. (Associated Press)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) meets with former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the world body's special envoy to Syria, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, March 10, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, meets with Kofi Annan, the United Nations special envoy to Syria, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday March 10, 2012. The state-run news agency SANA reported that talks between Assad and Annan were "positive" but there were no further details on the meeting. Syrian troops pushed ahead with a new assault on the northern region of Idlib on Saturday, shelling one of the centers of the uprising against President Bashar Assad's rule and sending families fleeing for safety as armed rebels tried to fend off the attack. Thick black smoke billowed into the sky. (AP Photo/SANA)

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Anti-regime protesters chants slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration on March 9, 2012, after Friday prayer in Beirut. (Associated Press)

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Protesters stand March 6, 2012, on a crossed picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally against his regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. (Associated Press)

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Protesters hold banners that read "Freedom Syria" and "Stop the: lies, stealing, murder" during a March 6, 2012, rally against Syrian President Bashar Assad regime in front of the Syrian embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. (Associated Press)

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Residents stand by their house, which was destroyed in clashes between the Free Syrian Army and President Bashar Assad's forces, in Sarmin, Syria, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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People burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during a Feb. 26, 2012, demonstration against his regime in the outskirts from Idlib in northern Syria. (Associated Press)

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People chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime during a demonstration Feb. 24., 2012, in Kafar Taharim, northern Syria. (Associated Press)

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Syrian student protesters chant slogans during a Feb. 22, 2012, demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Aleppo University's Square, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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Opponents of the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad hold up Kurdish flags Wednesday at a rally in Qamishli, Syria, in an image provided by activists, the authenticity of which could not be independently verified. (Associated Press)