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Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks at the Opera House in Damascus, Syria, on Jan. 6. In an interview with Britain's Sunday Times, Assad said that only the Syrian people can tell him when to go. SANA/AP hide caption

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Activists in the town of Saraqib, Syria, hold a poster that reads, "Sheikh Moaz al Khatib represents me." Courtesy of Mahmoud Bakkour hide caption

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