Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad gestures as he talks to journalists after a meeting with the Syrian opposition at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Switzerland, ... more 
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad gestures as he talks to journalists after a meeting with the Syrian opposition at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Switzerland, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov arrived in Geneva and met with U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi who was pessimistic over any progress at the talks. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Anja Niedringhaus
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 9:45 AM EST