This image made from amateur video and released by Shaam News Network Thursday, March 8, 2012, purports to show a Syrian military tank in Homs, Syria. Kofi Annan, who has been appointed joint ... more 
This image made from amateur video and released by Shaam News Network Thursday, March 8, 2012, purports to show a Syrian military tank in Homs, Syria. Kofi Annan, who has been appointed joint U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, said his mission was to start a "political process" in Syria to resolve the one-year conflict there. The uprising began with largely peaceful protests but faced with a vicious regime crackdown, became increasingly militarized. The U.N. says more than 7,500 people have been killed in the yearlong violence. Activists put the death toll at more than 8,000. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via APTN) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL. TV OUT less 
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