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Syria opposition leader rejects Moscow invitation

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr during a news conference in Moscow December 28, 2012. Lavrov urged the Syrian government on Friday to act on its stated readiness for dialogue with opponents, amid a diplomatic push to end a 21-month-old conflict in Syria. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr during a news conference in Moscow December 28, 2012. Lavrov urged the Syrian government on Friday to act on its stated readiness for dialogue...more

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr during a news conference in Moscow December 28, 2012. Lavrov urged the Syrian government on Friday to act on its stated readiness for dialogue with opponents, amid a diplomatic push to end a 21-month-old conflict in Syria. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr (not pictured) in Moscow December 28, 2012. Lavrov urged the Syrian government on Friday to act on its stated readiness for dialogue with opponents, amid a diplomatic push to end a 21-month-old conflict in Syria. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr (not pictured) in Moscow December 28, 2012. Lavrov urged the Syrian government on Friday to act on its stated readiness...more

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a news conference after a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Kamel Amr (not pictured) in Moscow December 28, 2012. Lavrov urged the Syrian government on Friday to act on its stated readiness for dialogue with opponents, amid a diplomatic push to end a 21-month-old conflict in Syria. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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Men carry children on their shoulders during a demonstration by Syrian refugees and local residents against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Men carry children on their shoulders during a demonstration by Syrian refugees and local residents against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Men carry children on their shoulders during a demonstration by Syrian refugees and local residents against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, outside the Syrian embassy in Amman December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
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