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Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Zabadani, near Damascus May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Zabadani, near Damascus May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Zabadani, near Damascus May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators hold Kurdish and opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Qamishli May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold Kurdish and opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Qamishli May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators hold Kurdish and opposition flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Qamishli May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Deraa May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Deraa May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Deraa May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout
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Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Zabadani, near Damascus May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Zabadani, near Damascus May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad after Friday prayers in Zabadani, near Damascus May 4, 2012. REUTER/Shaam News Network/Handout
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