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**FILE** This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network and taken July 6, 2012, purports to show Syrians during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network)

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**FILE** This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network and taken July 6, 2012, purports to show Syrians during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network)

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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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This citizen journalism image released by Shaam News Network purports to show a child in a military uniform and flashing the victory sign July 6, 2012, at an anti-Assad protest in Kafr Nabil, in northwestern Syria. (Associated Press/Ra'ed Alfares, Shaam News Network)

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This citizen journalism image released by Shaam News Network purports to show a child in a military uniform and flashing the victory sign July 6, 2012, at an anti-Assad protest in Kafr Nabil, in northwestern Syria. (Associated Press/Ra'ed Alfares, Shaam News Network)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend the "Friends of Syria" conference in Paris on July 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend the "Friends of Syria" conference in Paris on July 6, 2012. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Monday, July 2, 2012, black smoke leaps the air from shelling near Ali bin Abi Taleb mosque in Talbiseh, the central province of Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Monday, July 2, 2012, black smoke leaps the air from shelling near Ali bin Abi Taleb mosque in Talbiseh, the central province of Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Monday, July 2, 2012, black smoke leaps the air from shelling near Ali bin Abi Taleb mosque in Talbiseh, the central province of Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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** FILE ** In a March 30, 2011, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, addresses the Parliament, in Damascus, Syria. A Turkish newspaper says Assad, speaking in an exclusive interview, has expressed regret over the shooting down of a Turkish jet by his forces. (AP Photo/SANA, file)

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** FILE ** In a March 30, 2011, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, addresses the Parliament, in Damascus, Syria. A Turkish newspaper says Assad, speaking in an exclusive interview, has expressed regret over the shooting down of a Turkish jet by his forces. (AP Photo/SANA, file)

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**FILE** Syrian soldiers stand June 14, 2012, at the site where a car bomb exploded near the shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

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**FILE** Syrian soldiers stand June 14, 2012, at the site where a car bomb exploded near the shrine of Sayyida Zeinab in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

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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)

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** FILE ** Syrian security forces officers hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad from the windows of their building, which was destroyed after a car bomb exploded near the shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, in a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday June 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)