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A supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad waves the Syrian flag as he demonstrates his solidarity with the leader in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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President Obama arrives Thursday on Marine One in West Tisbury, Mass., for a 10-day family vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Before leaving Washington, he signed an executive order freezing Syrian assets and banning U.S. imports of petroleum products that originate in Syria. It also bars Americans from investing in Syria. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken on a government-organized tour, Syrian soldiers atop armored personnel carrier cheer on their way out of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, Syria, on Aug. 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken on a government-organized tour, Syrian soldiers atop an armored personnel carrier cheer on their way out of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour, Syria, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Syrian troops withdraw from the Damascus suburb of Saqba, Syria, on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, following a campaign of raids and arrests that started overnight and continued Sunday morning. The image was taken by a citizen journalist. (AP Photo)

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In this citizen journalism image, Syrian citizens wave to Syrian troops who withdrew from the Damascus suburb of Saqba, Syria, on Aug. 14, 2011, following a campaign of raids and arrests that started the previous night and continued into the morning. (Associated Press)

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In this image taken on a cellphone by a citizen journalist and provided by Shaam News Network, protesters against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad hold up an Arabic banner reading, "Enough killing, will not bow," during a demonstration in the village of Maarat Harma in northern Syria's Edlib province on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

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This image made from amateur video released by Ugarit News and accessed via the Associated Press Television News on Aug. 11, 2011, shows a dead body on a street in Binnish, Syria. (Associated Press/Ugarit News, via APTN)

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An image made from amateur video released by Deir el-Zour Press News (DPN) and accessed via Associated Press Television News on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, shows Syrian tanks on the streets of Deir el-Zour, Syria, on Tuesday, Aug. 9. 2011. Government troops seized control of the eastern flashpoint city Wednesday following intense shelling and gunfire, an activist said. (AP Photo/DPN via APTN)

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Lebanese intellectuals and journalists protest during a vigil sit-in to show their support to the Syrian protesters who demonstrate against the Syrian President Bashar Assad, at the Martyrs square, in downtown of Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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In this photo taken during a government organized tour, a road is blocked in the central city of Hama, Syria, on Aug. 7, 2011. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem (right) met with his Lebanese counterpart, Adnan Mansour, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday. Mr. Mansour also met with Syrian President Bashar Assad (shown in portrait), who has stressed that his country is moving steadily on reforms but would deal with "outlaws" to preserve the country's security.

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A Syrian demonstrating in Cairo on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, holds up a poster with an image of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a protest against the leader's regime. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

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** FILE ** This Aug. 3, 2011, file image posted on the Internet by Shaam News Network, showing what they purport to be a military tank on the streets of the city of Hama, Syria, on the "third day of Ramadan." Gunmen in plainclothes are randomly shooting people in the streets of the besieged Syrian city of Hama and families are burying their loved ones in gardens at home for fear of being killed themselves if they venture out to cemeteries, a resident said Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/SHAMSNN, File)

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SIEGE: Smoke rises from a tank Wednesday as troops continue a crackdown in Hama, Syria, that is reported to have cost about 100 lives since Sunday. (Shaam News Network via Associated Press)

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In this image made from amateur video released by Ugarit News and accessed via the Associated Press Television News on Aug. 2, 2011, mourners carry the body of a man during a funeral ceremony in the city of Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/APTN)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the so-called Shams News Network, a loosely organized anti-Assad group, and accessed via the Associated Press Television News on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, military armored vehicles are seen in the central city of Hama, Syria. Note: The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/APTN)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the so-called Shams News Network, a loosely organized anti-Assad group and accessed via The Associated Press Television News on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, military armored vehicles are seen in the central city of Hama, Syria. (AP Photo/APTN)

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** FILE ** In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, workers pump oil from the site of a bomb blast that struck a major oil pipeline in the western town of Talkalakh, Syria, Friday, July 29, 2011. Syrian state television described the blast as a "terrorist" attack, saying that a group of "saboteurs" was behind the explosion. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian pro-government supporters carry a giant national flag during a rally in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, Syria, on July 28, 2011. (Associated Press/SANA)