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**FILE** Smoke rises over the skyline July 19, 2012, in the Qaboun neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, during shelling by Syrian government forces. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Smoke rises over the skyline July 19, 2012, in the Qaboun neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, during shelling by Syrian government forces. (Associated Press)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed on Sunday, July 15, 2012, purports to show Free Syrian Army soldiers during clashes with Syrian government forces in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed on Sunday, July 15, 2012, purports to show Free Syrian Army soldiers during clashes with Syrian government forces in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video on Friday, July 13, 2012, purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by Syrian government forces in Tremseh, Syria. (AP Photo/Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video on Friday, July 13, 2012, purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by Syrian government forces in Tremseh, Syria. (AP Photo/Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video)

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday purports to show the bodies of a man and a girl on the hood of a United Nations observer vehicle following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind the attack in which at least 108 people were killed. (Shaam News Networks via Associated Press)

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network taken Saturday purports to show the bodies of a man and a girl on the hood of a United Nations observer vehicle following a Syrian government assault on Houla, Syria. The Syrian government denied Sunday its troops were behind the attack in which at least 108 people were killed. (Shaam News Networks via Associated Press)

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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari addresses the United Nations Security Council, Saturday, April 14, 2012, at U.N. headquarters after the council cast a unanimous vote authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. military observers to monitor a cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari addresses the United Nations Security Council, Saturday, April 14, 2012, at U.N. headquarters after the council cast a unanimous vote authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. military observers to monitor a cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice addresses members of the media at U.N. headquarters Saturday, April 14, 2012 after the United Nations Security Council cast a unanimous vote authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. military observers to monitor a cease-fire between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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Relatives mourn for Ali Shaaban, a cameraman for the Al Jadeed television station who was filming in Lebanon's northern Wadi Khaled area when he was fatally shot in the chest by Syrian government forces. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from March 11, 2012, a Syrian rebel reacts after learning at least four comrades died during clashes with Syrian government forces in Idlib, north Syria. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from March 11, 2012, Syrian rebels carry the dead body of a comrade to a morgue after heavy fighting with Syrian government forces in Idlib, north Syria. Syrian activists said that pro-government gunmen have killed several people including children in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled central city of Homs. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from March 11, 2012, Syrian rebels rest during a day of heavy fighting with Syrian government forces in Idlib, north Syria. Syrian activists said that pro-government gunmen have killed several people including children in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled central city of Homs. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from March 11, 2012, Syrian rebels celebrate the destruction of a military tank during a day of heavy fighting with Syrian government forces in Idlib, north Syria. Syrian activists said that pro-government gunmen have killed several people including children in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled central city of Homs. (Associated Press)

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In this photo from March 11, 2012, a Syrian rebel reacts after learning the death of at least four comrades and several injured during clashes with Syrian government forces outside a hospital in Idlib, north Syria. Syrian activists said that pro-government gunmen have killed several people including children in a rebel stronghold recaptured by the government in the embattled central city of Homs. (Associated Press)

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Flames rise from a house in the Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs province after Syrian government shelling. A photojournalist and a war correspondent were killed last week as Syrian forces intensely shelled Homs. (Associated Press)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs as Syrian government troops advance toward the town of Sarmin, in northern Syria, on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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Families gather at a shelter in the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs province in central Syria to hide from shelling by the Syrian government. As Syrian forces have stepped up their assault on rebellious cities, President Bashar Assad ordered a referendum on a new constitution that would create a multiparty system in a country that has been ruled by his autocratic family dynasty for 40 years. (Associated Press)