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A woman stands outside the Beau-Rivage Palace ahead of Syria talks in Lausanne, Switzerland, October 15, 2016. The T-shirt reads: "Assad must go". REUTERS/Denis Balibouse


LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S.-led talks on Syria including Russia and regional powers began in the Swiss town of Lausanne on Saturday, a U.S. official said.

The meeting is another attempt to try to find a diplomatic solution to the Syria conflict, which has lasted over 5 years.

Apart from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, also present at the talks are the foreign ministers of Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Qatar, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Jack Stubbs)


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