In this Friday, April 26, 2013 photo, Syrian singer Abdel Karim Hamdan, 

In this Friday, April 26, 2013 photo, Syrian singer Abdel Karim Hamdan, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on the Beirut set of the Arab Idol show, broadcast on MBC TV satellite channel, in Zouk Mosbeh neighborhood, north of Beirut, Lebanon. Hamdan, a 25-year-old music student, who comes from a large, traditional and poor Muslim family in Aleppo, put himself through school by working by working at gas stations and construction sites. He was determined to succeed, and neither fighting nor criticism from both sides of Syria's civil war was going to ruin his chance to let the Arab world hear him sing. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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In this Friday, April 26, 2013 photo, Syrian singer Abdel Karim Hamdan, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on the Beirut set of the Arab Idol show, broadcast on MBC TV satellite channel, in Zouk Mosbeh neighborhood, north of Beirut, Lebanon. Hamdan, a 25-year-old music student, who comes from a large, traditional and poor Muslim family in Aleppo, put himself through school by working by working at gas stations and construction sites. He was determined to succeed, and neither fighting nor criticism from both sides of Syria's civil war was going to ruin his chance to let the Arab world hear him sing. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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