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Syrian military soldiers check identifications of taxi drivers at a check point on Baghdad street, in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. Syrian opposition groups claimed scores have died on Wednesday in a government offensive near Damascus, attacks in which some activists say regime troops used "poisonous gas." The government denied the reports. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Photos of the day - August 21, 2013

The best news photos of the day for August 21, 2013.