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** FILE ** A pro-Syrian regime protester waves a Syrian flag as he stands in front of portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad, during a protest against sanctions, Damascus, Syria, in this Dec. 2, 2011, file photo. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

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** FILE ** Two Syrian refugees children who fled violence in their country flash a V for victory sign while their faces faces are decorated with the Syrian revolution flag and Arabic words read:"Syria, The freedom," during a demonstration in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross office, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Friday Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo)

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A pro-Syrian-regime demonstrator waves a Syrian flag as he stands in front of portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a protest against sanctions in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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In this photo taken during a government-organized tour for the media, relatives of William Al-Saleh, one of six elite pilots who the military said were killed in an ambush on Thursday, hold his portrait as they mourn during his funeral procession in Syria's Homs province on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and carry a huge portrait of Syrian president Bashar Assad during a protest against the Arab League decisions in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 25, 2011. Syria missed an Arab League deadline to allow hundreds of observers into the country, prompting the bloc to consider economic sanctions against Damascus for its eight-month crackdown on dissent, a senior diplomat said. (Associated Press)

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"This is not strange [for] Syria. They will send [observer] missions to [only select places] to stop from showing what is actually happening on the ground," said Walid Saffour, president of the Syrian Human Rights Council in the United Kingdom. (Associated Press)

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference, in Damascus, Syria, on Monday Nov. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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A pro-Syrian regime protester, waves a Syrian flag from a fountain during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday Nov. 16, 2011, to protest against the Arab League meeting being held in Morocco. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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A pro-Syrian regime protester waves a Syrian flag from a fountain during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 16, 2011, to protest against the Arab League meeting being held in Morocco. (Associated Press)

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans against the Arab League outside the Syrian foreign ministry in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans against the Arab League as a woman throws an egg during a protest in front of the embassy of Qatar, in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and shout slogans against the Arab League as they gather in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011, outside the Syrian foreign ministry. (Associated Press)

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 13, 2011, against the Arab League decision to suspend Syria. (Associated Press)

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Yussef al-Ahmad, Syria's ambassador to the Arab League, is surrounded by cameramen during the Arab League emergency session on Syria at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov.12, 2011. The Arab League has voted to suspend Syria from all meetings until it implements a plan to end bloodshed. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Protesters wave a large Syrian flag during a demonstration against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Protesters unfurl a large Syrian flag in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday as more than 100 people protesting the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad gathered outside the building where foreign ministers were meeting. (Associated Press)

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More than 5,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon and Turkey since March, but Syria reportedly is planting land mines along border areas, a sign of its isolation. (Associated Press)

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Syrians carry their belongings as they return to Syria from Arida in northern Lebanon on Monday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Two Syrian regime women supporters hold a banner with a sarcastic caricature on it in Umayyad Square in downtown Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 26, 2011. Tens of thousands of Syrians packed the square in a show of support for embattled President Bashar Assad, a few hours ahead of a visit by senior Arab officials probing ways to start a dialogue between the regime and the opposition. (Associated Press)