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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma arrive July 13, 2008, for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean Summit meeting at the Petit Palais in Paris. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Wednesday, April 18, 2012, smoke billows following purported shelling in Khaldiyeh district, Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Armed Services Committee about recent developments with the crisis in Syria. (Associated Press)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, purports to show smoke rising from buildings in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP Video)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, purports to show smoke rising from buildings in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP Video)

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**FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife Asma arrive July 13, 2008, for a formal dinner after a Mediterranean Summit meeting at the Petit Palais in Paris. (Associated Press)

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Druze man rides a horse while holding a knife and a photograph of Syrian President Bashar Assad on April 17, 2012, during Syria's Independence Day in the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, near the border with Syria and Israel. (Associated Press)

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Bahrain Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad al-Khalifa (right) speaks April 17, 2012, with Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mourad Medelci during the meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Arab League to discuss the situation in Syria taking place in Doha. (Associated Press)

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An image from an amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Tuesday is said to show smoke rising from buildings in Homs, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Anti-regime activists in Syria cover their faces with scarves in the colors of the Syrian revolutionary flag last month as they prepare a protest banner that reads in Arabic, "How would a mother be happy in the Eid (mother's day) while in each home we have a martyr?" With 60 percent of the Arab world's population under 25, protesters say they are working not just for regime change but for the dreams of their generation, on hold for now. (Associated Press)

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U.N. observers, led by Moroccan Col. Ahmed Himmiche (left), leave the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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"We will start our mission as soon as possible and we hope it will be a success," says Col. Ahmed Himmiche (foreground) of Morocco before he and other U.N. observers leave a hotel in Damascus, Syria, on Monday. (Associated Press)

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U.N. observers, led by Moroccan Col. Ahmed Himmiche (left), leave the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Syria, on April 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Smoke billows from the purported shelling of Homs, Syria, in an image from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed on Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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This image made from amateur video and released by Bambuser on Saturday, April 14, 2012, purports to show smoke from shelling in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Bambuser via AP Video)

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In this photo provided by the United Nations, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks via telephone to with U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan from his hotel room in Geneva, Switzerland, on Thursday, April 12, 2012, the deadline for the cease-fire in Syria. (AP Photo/The United Nations, Evan Schneider)

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This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Thursday, April 12, 2012, purports to show a Syrian military armored vehicle in Idlib, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks about the situation in Syria during a news conference Thursday at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Associated Press)