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Ghassan Khalil, 30, who fled his home in Marea, Syria, 12 days before because of government shelling of his house, holds his sleeping son Mahmoud, 2, who suffers with a fever, as they take refuge at the Bab Al-Salameh border crossing near Azaz, Syria, on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in hopes of entering a refugee camp in Turkey. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (from left); Reem al-Hashimi, minister of state of the United Arab Emirates; former Syrian Vice Oil Minister Abdo Hussameddin; and Bassma Kodmani of the Syrian Business Forum listen to Abdulbaset Sieda, president of the Syrian National Council, at a gathering of Syrian opposition representatives and diplomats at the Germany Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (from left); Reem al-Hashimi, minister of state of the United Arab Emirates; former Syrian Vice Oil Minister Abdo Hussameddin; and Bassma Kodmani of the Syrian Business Forum listen to Abdulbaset Sieda, president of the Syrian National Council, at a gathering of Syrian opposition representatives and diplomats at the Germany Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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In this image made from video and accessed on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, Free Syrian Army fighters engage with government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo via AP Video)

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In this image made from video and accessed on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, Free Syrian Army fighters engage with government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo via AP Video)

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In this image made from video and accessed Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, a Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at a Syrian Army position through a hole in an empty and destroyed home during fighting in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo via AP video)

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In this image made from video and accessed Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, a Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at a Syrian Army position through a hole in an empty and destroyed home during fighting in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo via AP video)

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This image made from video provided by Shaam News Network and accessed via AP video purports to show a demonstration in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 31, 2012. Syrian rebels have begun a major operation in the Aleppo region, aiming to strike at security compounds and bases around Syria's largest city, activists said. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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Syrian women and children wait Aug. 28, 2012, outside a bakery shop to buy bread in Azaz, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Syrian women and children wait Aug. 28, 2012, outside a bakery shop to buy bread in Azaz, Syria. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Aug. 28, 2012, Syrian men stand near a burning car due to shelling in Kfarnebel, Idlib province, northern Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Aug. 28, 2012, Syrian men stand near a burning car due to shelling in Kfarnebel, Idlib province, northern Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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A Syrian man smokes a cigarette Aug. 22, 2012, while sitting next to the rubble of a damaged mosque in the city of Azaz, Syria, on the outskirts of Aleppo. (Associated Press)

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A Syrian man smokes a cigarette Aug. 22, 2012, while sitting next to the rubble of a damaged mosque in the city of Azaz, Syria, on the outskirts of Aleppo. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed July 23, 2012, a Free Syrian Army soldier looks at a military tank caught on fire during clashes with Syrian government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)

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** FILE ** A Syrian walks by a building destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The growing use of air power by the Syrian regime has caused a spike in civilian casualties, activists say. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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** FILE ** A Syrian walks by a building destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. The growing use of air power by the Syrian regime has caused a spike in civilian casualties, activists say. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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**FILE** In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed July 23, 2012, a Free Syrian Army soldier looks at a military tank caught on fire during clashes with Syrian government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)

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**FILE** In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed July 23, 2012, a Free Syrian Army soldier looks at a military tank caught on fire during clashes with Syrian government troops in Aleppo, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News via AP video)

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On Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, Syrians Bassem Kharfani (left) and Mahmoud Jikar sit at the door of Mr. Jikar's house, one of more than a dozen homes destroyed in a Syrian government bombardment last week that killed more than 40 people in Azaz, Syria. (AP Photo/Ben Hubbard)