In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, freed Iranian hostages who were captured by the Syrian rebels, left, received by Iranian officials, left, upon their arrival at a hotel, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013. Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian authorities — a deal struck after rare negotiations involving regional powers Turkey, Qatar and Iran. (AP Photo/SANA)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, freed Iranian hostages who were captured by the Syrian rebels, left, received by Iranian officials, left, upon their arrival at a hotel, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013. Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian authorities — a deal struck after rare negotiations involving regional powers Turkey, Qatar and Iran. (AP Photo/SANA)
In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, freed Iranian hostages who were captured by the Syrian rebels, left, received by Iranian officials, left, upon their arrival at a hotel, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2013. Rebels freed 48 Iranians on Wednesday in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners, including women and children, held by Syrian authorities — a deal struck after rare negotiations involving regional powers Turkey, Qatar and Iran. (AP Photo/SANA)
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