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Memorable World Moments of 2012

Embassies Close in Syria

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Embassies Close in Syria

A Syrian activist paints a flag to be used in a protest. American and British embassies closed in Damascus in February, citing security concerns as the civil war continued in Syria. University of Oklahoma's Joshua Landis and Steven Heydemann of the United States Institute of Peace scrutinized the latest developments in the 11-month-old conflict.


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