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Syrian opposition cairo headquarters november 14 2012

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President Obama said he was "encouraged" by the Syrian opposition creating an umbrella group.
The UK Foreign Secretary said the Syrian opposition was the people's "sole legitimate representative."
Syrian opposition cairo headquarters november 14 2012

Syrian Mouaz al-Khatib, the newly elected leader of National Coalition for Opposition Forces, walks inside the Arab League headquarters after a meeting on Syria in Cairo on November 12, 2012. Syria's newly united opposition launched a push for diplomatic recognition at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, buoyed by the hard-won unity deal among the disparate factions.

KHALED DESOUKI