A boy walks along a street amid garbage and rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs January 28, 2014. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi began by focusing on a deal on humanitarian access ... more 
A boy walks along a street amid garbage and rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs January 28, 2014. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi began by focusing on a deal on humanitarian access to the besieged and starving city of Homs before steering the talks towards the highly contentious question of a political settlement of a war that has killed 130,000 and forced millions to flee their homes. To match Insight SYRIA-TALKS/DIPLOMACY REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) less 
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Tue, Jan 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST