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French President Francois Hollande, second from left, head of the new Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces Mouaz al-Khatib, second from right, Syrian opposition member Suheir Atassi, left, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, right, pose for photos, prior to a meeting, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. France has taken a leading role among Western countries in supporting Syria's rebels. On Tuesday, it became the first Western nation to formally recognize Syria's newly formed opposition coalition as the sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.