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Members of the Free Syrian Army train Feb. 7, 2012, outside Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press)

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A Syrian rebel stands guard Feb. 8, 2012, at a street in Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press)

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This image taken from video filmed over the past several days by an independent cameraman and made available Feb. 7, 2012, shows an injured man leaving hospital being helped by friends on the street in the Bab Amr neighborhood of Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/APTN)

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A pro-Syrian regime protester (left), holding a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah with Arabic that reads "Hezbollah", cheers a convoy believed to be transporting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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A member of the Free Syrian Army stands guard Monday during a rally of anti-regime demonstrators in Idlib, Syria. The U.S. closed its embassy in Syria, and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in an escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power. (Associated Press)

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Anti-Syrian regime protesters play drums and wave a revolutionary flag Feb. 6, 2012, during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria. (Associated Press)

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The Obama administration closed the U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria, and pulled all American diplomats out of the country on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she says the international community must stop the bloodshed in Syria. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) prays next to Syrian Grand Mufti Ahmad Hassoun (second from left) at the Al-Rawda Mosque in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, during a ceremony marking the birth of Islam's Prophet Mohammad. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released on Wednesday Feb. 2, 2012, a Syrian rebel stands next to a destroyed government forces tank in Homs, central Syria. The Associated Press is unable to independently verify the authenticity, content, location or date of this handout photo. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds a poster with caricature depicting the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 2nd left, pumping up their ally Syrian President Bashar Assad, centre, as she walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. Russia's deputy defense minister says Moscow will not stop arms sales to Syria. Russian state news agencies quoted Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov on Thursday as saying Russia is not violating any international obligations. Arabic on the poster reads, "free people of occupied Kfarnebel." (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester holds a poster in Arabic that reads, "to the Syrian freedom soldiers, our hearts are bases for you," as he walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and released Feb. 1, 2012, an anti-Syrian regime protester holds an Arabic poster that reads, "tomorrow we shall remember a year's passing since the birth of death," as she walks during a demonstration in Idlib Province, north Syria. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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Syrian rebels take their position behind a wall as they fire their guns during a battle with Syrian government forces in the Rastan area of Homs province in central Syria on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Anti-regime protesters hold up a Syrian army defector as they chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad during an evening protest in the Rastan area of Syria's Homs province on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Protesters shout slogans as they carry pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration on Jan. 29, 2012, in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut to express gratitude for the Russian position in support of Syria. (Associated Press)

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Protesters shout slogans as they carry pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, to express gratitude for Russia's support of Syria. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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Syrian army defectors stand guard on a rooftop to secure an anti-Syrian regime protest in the Deir Baghlaba area in Homs province, central Syria, on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Armed forces loyal to President Bashar Assad barraged residential buildings with mortars and machine-gun fire, killing at least 30 people, including a family of women and children during a day of sectarian killings and kidnappings in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, activists said Friday. (AP Photo)

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Ant-Syrian regime protesters wave Syrian revolution flags and shout slogans during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad, at Bayada area in Homs province, central Syria, on Wednesday Jan. 25, 2012. Government forces clashed with army defectors and stormed rebellious districts in central Syria on Wednesday, firing mortars and deploying snipers in violence that killed at least seven people, including a mother and her 5-year-old child, activists said. (AP Photo)

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In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, a young Syrian girl holds an Arabic placard read:"I am breathing freedom," during a demostration against the Syrian regime, in Homs, Syria, on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. With Arab pressure mounting to end 10 months of bloodshed, the Syrian regime vowed Tuesday to solve its own problems even if "half the universe" is conspiring against it. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)