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U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi smiles during his meeting with Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby, unseen, during their meeting at the Arab League headquarters, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. The U.N. says nearly 70,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict since March 2011. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)