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  • In this Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 file photo, a Syrian man cries while holding the body of his brother, killed by Syrian Army shelling, near Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria.

    The Syrians fighting their government in the city of Aleppo tend to hail from the poverty-stricken countryside.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke seen in this June 20, 2012 photograph.

    Minutes of the Fed's last policy meeting show the central bank is considering linking a future interest rate rise to a macroeconomic indicator such as unemployment.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 7:30 AM EST