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In pictures: Russian Foreign Minister arrives in Syria

February 7, 2012

A girl, wounded on February 5, 2012, sits next to her mother in Baba Amro, a neighbourhood of Homs. Syrian forces bombarded Homs on Monday, killing 50 people in a sustained assault on several districts of the city which has become a center of armed opposi???
A girl, wounded on February 5, 2012, sits next to her mother in Baba Amro, a neighbourhood of Homs. Syrian forces bombarded Homs on Monday, killing 50 people in a sustained assault on several districts of the city which has become a center of armed opposi???
A man flashes a victory sign and holds up the arm of a man wounded on February 5, 2012, also flashing a victory sign, in Baba Amro. REUTERS/Handout
A man flashes a victory sign and holds up the arm of a man wounded on February 5, 2012, also flashing a victory sign, in Baba Amro.

REUTERS/Handout
Pro-Syrian regime protesters gather under a huge Russian flag made from balloons as they cheer a convoy believed to be transporting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Damascus, Syria. AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman
Pro-Syrian regime protesters gather under a huge Russian flag made from balloons as they cheer a convoy believed to be transporting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Damascus, Syria.
AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman
Supporters gather on a Damascus street in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA
Supporters gather on a Damascus street in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. 

REUTERS/SANA
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Damascus in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Lavrov began talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday by saying Moscow w???
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Damascus in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. Lavrov began talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday by saying Moscow w???
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gather on a Damascus street, to welcome Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on February 7, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gather on a Damascus street, to welcome Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on February 7, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. 

REUTERS/SANA
Anti-Syrian regime protesters hold a demonstration in Idlib, Syria, Monday, on February 6, 2012. The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Ass???
Anti-Syrian regime protesters hold a demonstration in Idlib, Syria, Monday, on February 6, 2012. The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Ass???
Syrian flags and a man are reflected on the window of the car carrying Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as his motorcade drives to the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI
Syrian flags and a man are reflected on the window of the car carrying Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as his motorcade drives to the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. 

EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI
A Syrian pro-government supporter holds up a sign as the convoy heads towards the presidential palace in Damascus. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA
A Syrian pro-government supporter holds up a sign as the convoy heads towards the presidential palace in Damascus.

AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA