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In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria and accessed on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, houses are seen damaged by Syrian government forces shelling in Homs, 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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Houses are seen Feb. 20, 2012, destroyed by Syrian government forces shelling, at Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs, Syria. An opposition group said several people have been killed in heavy shelling of a district in central Syria, a day after the army sent reinforcements ahead of a possible ground assault. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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In this citizen journalism image provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, anti-Syrian regime mourners carry Feb. 18, 2012, the coffins of three protesters that, according to Syrian activists, were killed by the Syrian security forces during a demonstration at Mazzeh district in Damascus. (Associated Press/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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Mourners carry the coffins of two anti-Syian-regime protesters who, according to activists, were killed by Syrian security forces during a demonstration in the Mazzeh district in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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In this image taken by a citizen journalist and provided by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, anti-Syrian-regime protesters hold a banner against Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a demonstration in Dael village in Syria's Daraa province on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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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)

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Government army soldiers on top of an armored personnel carrier patrol a street at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border. A human rights group said Syrian troops "committed a new massacre" near the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour, killing 19 people - 11 of them from the same family. The report was impossible to confirm.

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A Syrian rebel looks out after Syrian army tanks enter the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria, on Feb. 14, 2012. (Associated Press)

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A Syrian rebel looks out after government tanks enter the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo)

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Syrian rebels are seen after government tanks entered the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo)

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High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay speaks Feb. 13, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Russian representative Vitaly Churkin delivers remarks Feb. 13, 2012, during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters to discuss the human rights situation in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby (left) and Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Althani (right), the Qatari prime minister, attend a meeting in Cairo on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at which the organization considered a proposal to revive its suspended observer mission in Syria by expanding it to include monitors from non-Arab Muslim nations and the United Nations. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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The Arab League's Syria group meets in Cairo on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, as the league considers a proposal to revive its suspended observer mission in Syria by expanding it to include monitors from non-Arab Muslim nations and the United Nations, officials from the 22-member group said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian rescue workers remove wreckage from the Syrian military intelligence building at a security compound which was attacked by an explosion, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on Friday Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/SANA)

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** FILE ** A Syrian tank is seen in Idlib, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo)

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A Syrian rebel peers through a window in Idlib, Syria, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo)

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An injured Syrian rebel fighter is carried into a hospital following an exchange of fire with government troops in Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo)

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A Syrian rebel evacuates an injured fellow rebel during an exchange of fire with army troops in Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday. The European Union will impose harsher sanctions on Syria, a senior EU official said, as Russia tried to broker talks to end the violence. (Associated Press)

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Syrians gather Feb. 8, 2012, in Doha to protest the use of Russia's veto against the amended resolution on Syria in the U.N. Security Council. (Associated Press)