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  • High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaks Feb. 13, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

    Syria targets children in attacks, U.N. official reports

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  • ** FILE ** Navanethem Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, speaks about the humanitarian situation in Tunisia during a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi)

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