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Syrians wave flags and placards bearing ...Syrians wave flags and placards bearing portraits President Bashar al-Assad during a meeting gathering workers to support his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections on May 13, 2014 in the capital Damscus. The campaign for Syria's elections that started this week, has become a tribute to incumbent Bashar al-Assad, and in the streets of Damascus, residents have little doubt who will win the June poll. AFP PHOTO/ LOUAI BESHARALOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrians wave flags and placards bearing portraits President Bashar al-Assad during a workers’ rally to support his candidacy in upcoming presidential elections in the capital Damascus 

In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 photo, Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, "hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar's heaven." (AP Photo)

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Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, “hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar’s heaven.” 

A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing...A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman   (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

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A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels’ control, and the Al-Masharqa neighbourhood in Syria, an area controlled by the Assad regime

A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district...A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district July 15, 2013. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman  (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district