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Yussef al-Ahmad, Syria's ambassador to the Arab League, is surrounded by cameramen during the Arab League emergency session on Syria at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov.12, 2011. The Arab League has voted to suspend Syria from all meetings until it implements a plan to end bloodshed. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Protesters wave a large Syrian flag during a demonstration against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Protesters unfurl a large Syrian flag in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Wednesday as more than 100 people protesting the rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad gathered outside the building where foreign ministers were meeting. (Associated Press)

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More than 5,000 Syrian refugees have fled to Lebanon and Turkey since March, but Syria reportedly is planting land mines along border areas, a sign of its isolation. (Associated Press)

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Syrians carry their belongings as they return to Syria from Arida in northern Lebanon on Monday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Two Syrian regime women supporters hold a banner with a sarcastic caricature on it in Umayyad Square in downtown Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 26, 2011. Tens of thousands of Syrians packed the square in a show of support for embattled President Bashar Assad, a few hours ahead of a visit by senior Arab officials probing ways to start a dialogue between the regime and the opposition. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) meets with Robert Ford, the new U.S. ambassador to Syria, in Damascus, Syria, in Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Syrian Arab News Agency, File)

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** FILE ** In this March 22, 2005, photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, talks to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi prior the 17th League of Arab States' summit in Algiers. (AP Photo/Nabil)

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In this photo from March 22, 2005, Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) talks to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi prior the 17th League of Arab States' summit in Algiers, Algeria. (Associated Press)

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A man chants slogans during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

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Syrian regime supporters wave a big portrait of President Bashar Assad on Oct. 12, 2011, during a demonstration in Damascus, Syria, to show their support for Assad and to thank Russia and China for blocking a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Syria for its brutal crackdown. (Associated Press)

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Protesters shout slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime after prayers in Tripoli, Lebanon, on Friday, Oct, 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a joint press conference with his Venezuelan and Cuban counterpats in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Demonstrators against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad hold a banner with the Muslim crescent, Christian cross, Alawite-sect sword, the name of Imam Ali, and the Arabic words "The Syrian people is one" on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Citizen journalist via the Union of Homs City Neighborhood)

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Syrian citizens walk in an alley of Hamidiyah popular market decorated by portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags in Damascus, Syria, on Oct. 5, 2011. European countries criticized Russia and China on Wednesday for vetoing a U.N. Security Council resolution that threatened sanctions against Syria if it didn't halt its crackdown on civilians. (Associated Press)

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In this video grab photo released Oct. 4, 2011, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, A woman claiming that she is Zainab al-Hosni who the Human rights groups, including Amnesty International, and Syrian activists reported last month that was found dead and mutilated after she was detained in her hometown of Homs, shows her ID card during an interview with the Syrian state television, in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

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Syrian army soldiers carry the coffins of comrades killed in recent violence in the country during a funeral procession on Oct. 1, 2011, at the military hospital in Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this citizen journalism image made with a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad flash victory signs as one woman displays one hand with the Arabic word reading: "leave" during a demonstration Friday in Edlib province against the Syrian regime. (Associated Press)

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A citizen-journalist says this mobile-phone photo shows a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad held Friday in Homs province. After six months of peaceful insurgency met by severe crackdowns, more protesters are starting to take up arms. (Homs Quarters Union via Associated Press)