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Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, walks out the room with a bandage on his left hand after he spoke at a media conference during a meeting of NATO foreign ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. NATO foreign ministers are expected to approve Turkey's request for Patriot anti-missile systems to bolster its defense against possible strikes from neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)