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Posted: November 17, 2012 at 4:04 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We believe that it’s necessary to first agree about the future, reach an understanding on how the rights of different ethnic and religious groups will be protected, and only then make changes. Not the other way round: oust Assad and think what to do next.” Russian President Vladimir Putin, warning the West against pushing for the Syrian leader’s ouster Article, this page

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