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In pictures: Showdown in Syria

Updated 10:10 AM ET, Wed October 3, 2012
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A mother holds her wounded daughter as she waits for treatment at the Dar al-Shifa hospital in the northern city of Aleppo, as fighting in Syria's second largest city continues. AFP/Getty Images
A fighter injured in the Arqub neighborhood of northern city of Aleppo is brought to a hospital on October 1, 2012, as fighting in Syria's second largest city between rebel forces and government troops continues. AFP/Getty Images
Three car bombs destroyed the area around a military officers' club and a hotel in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday, October 3. At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded, most of them soldiers, a monitoring group said. AFP/Getty Images
Car bomb explosions in Aleppo on Wednesday left a crater in the ground. AFP/Getty Images
Friends lay a rebel fighter on a gurney after he was shot in the chest during heavy battles in the Midan neighborhood on Monday, October 1. AFP/Getty Images
A nurse helps treat a 7-year-old girl who's neck was badly wounded by shrapnel at the Dar Al Shifaa hospital in Aleppo on Monday, October 1. AFP/Getty Images
A doctor looks at the register of dead people, stained with blood, in a hospital in the eastern sector of the city of Aleppo on October 1, 2012. AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian rebel ducks for cover during clashes to control the area around the Zacharias mosque in the old city of Aleppo. AFP/Getty Images
Men carry the covered body of a child killed in an attack by Syrian government forces in Aleppo on Friday, Spetember 28. AFP/Getty Images
Syrians inspect damages in the old city of Aleppo after the area was shelled by Syrian regime forces on Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Smoke billows from a burning textile factory after Syrian regime forces shelled a nearby position held by rebels in the Aleppo neighbourhood of Arqub Sunday. AFP/Getty Images
Rebel fighters gather as they hold their position some 50 meters away from Syrian government troops during fighting in Aleppo's northern Izaa quarter on Thursday, September 27. AFP/Getty Images
A Syrian rebel mans a machine gun near Al-Bab, northeast of Syria's second city Aleppo. AFP/Getty Images