Article Photos: Russia positions itself for fall of Syrian regime 10/13

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a damaged area is seen after a car bomb explosion in Qatana, (25) kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. A bomb blast near a school in a Damascus suburb killed more than a dozen people, at least half of them women and children, the state news agency reported. Russia, Syria's most important international ally, said for the first time that President Bashar Assad is increasingly losing control and the opposition may win the civil war. (AP Photo/SANA)