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  General Babacar Gaye, head of the United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), gives a news conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, Aug. 2012. A United Nations spokesperson said on Saturday the last UN observers still in Syria had started to leave the country as their mission officially ends at midnight on Sunday. The observers' departure comes after the Security Council agreed to end the UN mission and back a small new liaison office that will support any future peace efforts. (AP Photo/Salman Muzaffar)