Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan seen during their talks in Moscow, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun his meeting with the Russian president by saying that Syria is at a crossroads, as violence escalates.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan seen during their talks in Moscow, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun his meeting with the Russian president by saying that Syria is at a crossroads, as violence escalates.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan seen during their talks in Moscow, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The UN and Arab League envoy to the Syrian crisis has begun his meeting with the Russian president by saying that Syria is at a crossroads, as violence escalates.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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