Article Photos: Fighting surges around Syrian capital of Damascus 9/13

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center right, speaks with British Foreign Minister William Hague, center left, 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/Virginia Mayo)