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A man walks past damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs January 29, 2014. Efforts to get food and medical aid into Homs have become a test case on whether peace talks in Switzerland can produce any practical results almost three years into the Syrian conflict. The United Nations said it was ready to deliver relief supplies to about 2,500 people trapped inside rebel-held parts of Homs, devastated by months of shelling and fighting. But the government said it first wanted to know who would get the aid. REUTERS/Thaer Al Khalidiya (SYRIA – Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)