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French television cameraman Gilles Jacquier, seen at an unknown location in an undated photo, was killed Wednesday in Homs, Syria, when a group on an official media trip was hit by grenades that also killed several Syrian civilians. (Associated Press)

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French television cameraman Gilles Jacquier, shown in an undated photo, was killed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Homs, Syria, while on assignment. (AP Photo)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a speech Tuesday at Damascus University, said he would not step down and insisted that he still has his people's support despite a 10-month-old uprising against him. (SANA via Associated Press)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech at Damascus University in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP File Photo/SANA)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a two-hour speech at Damascus University in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Syrian State Television via APTN)

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and hold portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration Jan. 4, 2012, in Damascus, Syria, to show solidarity for Assad. (Associated Press)

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Syrian investigators inspect next to a damaged car at the scene of a bomb in Midan neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, on Jan. 6, 2012. An explosion ripped through a police bus, killing many in an attack authorities blamed on a suicide bomber, an official and state-run TV said. (Associated Press)

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy reviews sailors in Lanveoc-Poulmic before a speech in which he called the violence in Syria "a massacre." (Associated Press)

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Flames raise from a gas pipeline after an explosion near the town Rastan in the restive Homs province of Syria on Jan. 3, 2012. The Syrian government blamed the explosion on terrorists, according to the Syrian official news agency SANA. (Associated Press/SANA)

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In this image from amateur video, Arab League observers are seen Dec. 30, 2011, at a protest in Idlib, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets across the nation in the largest protests in months, shouting for the downfall of the regime in a defiant display invigorated by the presence of Arab observers, activists said. (Associated Press/Shaam News Network via APTN)

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Syrian soldiers chant slogans Dec. 30, 2011, during a pro-regime rally in Damascus, Syria. The rebel Free Syrian Army said it has stopped its offensive against government targets during a month-long mission by Arab League monitors, saying it wants to expose how the regime is killing peaceful protesters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Anti-Syrian regime protesters, some wearing Syrian revolution flags, gather Dec. 21, 2011, during a night demonstration in the Baba Amr area, in Homs province, Syria. (Associated Press)

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This image made from amateur video and released by Ugarit News Group on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, purports to show a Syrian military tank in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Ugarit News Group via APTN)

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This image made from amateur video and released by Ugarit News Group Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, purports to show a Syrian military tank in Homs, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News Group via APTN)

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Mourners pray at a mass funeral on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, for 44 people killed in twin suicide bombings that targeted intelligence agency compounds in Damascus, Syria, the day before. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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This image made from amateur video and made available by Ugarit News Group Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, purports to show an armored vehicle in Damascus, Syria. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the content, date, location or authenticity of this material. (AP Photo/Ugarit News Group via APTN)

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Soldiers move down a street in Daraa, Syria, in this video scene shown on the Internet. Amateur video emerged Monday from Syria that purported to show ongoing violence in the country. Scenes could not be independently verified as showing the Syrian government brutalizing its people. (Associated Press)

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A demonstrator gestures under a large poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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Shadows of Syrians are reflected on a giant poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally in support of the leader in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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In this image from TV made available by a group called Ugarit News on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, amateur footage shows what appears to be a Syrian tank on fire in Homs, Syria, on Wednesday as gunfire rings out and the tank then apparently explodes. (AP Photo)

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