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International peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (unseen) at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

International peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (unseen) at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

International peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby (unseen) at the Arab League's headquarters in Cairo December 30, 2012. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Iranian Ambassador in Syria Mohammad Riza Shibani speaks to the media after Iranians released by Syrian rebels arrived at a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Iranian Ambassador in Syria Mohammad Riza Shibani speaks to the media after Iranians released by Syrian rebels arrived at a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Iranian Ambassador in Syria Mohammad Riza Shibani speaks to the media after Iranians released by Syrian rebels arrived at a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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An Iranian released by Syrian rebels cries upon his arrival to a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013.REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

An Iranian released by Syrian rebels cries upon his arrival to a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013.REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

An Iranian released by Syrian rebels cries upon his arrival to a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013.REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri
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