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Syria mobilizes thousands for pro-Assad marches

<p>Tens of thousands of Syrians gather for a pro-government rally at the central bank square in Damascus March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Wael Hmedan</p>

Tens of thousands of Syrians gather for a pro-government rally at the central bank square in Damascus March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Wael Hmedan

Tens of thousands of Syrians gather for a pro-government rally at the central bank square in Damascus March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Wael Hmedan

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<p>Burnt buses in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout</p>

Burnt buses in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Burnt buses in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

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<p>A wounded man lies in a hospital in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/SANA/Handout</p>

A wounded man lies in a hospital in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

A wounded man lies in a hospital in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/SANA/Handout

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<p>A burnt poster depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his father late president Hafez al-Assad, at the entrance of the Baath party's office that was burnt by protesters in the town of Nawa, near the southern Syrian city of Deraa, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/via Your View</p>

A burnt poster depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his father late president Hafez al-Assad, at the entrance of the Baath party's office that was burnt by protesters in the town of Nawa, near the southern Syrian city of Deraa, March 26,...more

A burnt poster depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his father late president Hafez al-Assad, at the entrance of the Baath party's office that was burnt by protesters in the town of Nawa, near the southern Syrian city of Deraa, March 26, 2011. REUTERS/via Your View

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<p>A barricade along a road in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout</p>

A barricade along a road in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

A barricade along a road in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

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<p>A damaged car in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout</p>

A damaged car in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

A damaged car in the port city of Latakia, March 27, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

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<p>Protesters gather near the site where the statue of late Syria President Hafez al-Assad was torn down in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/via Your View</p>

Protesters gather near the site where the statue of late Syria President Hafez al-Assad was torn down in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/via Your View

Protesters gather near the site where the statue of late Syria President Hafez al-Assad was torn down in the southern Syrian city of Deraa, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/via Your View

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<p>Syrians shout "freedom" during a protest at Dael region, near the city of Deraa, southern Syria, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri</p>

Syrians shout "freedom" during a protest at Dael region, near the city of Deraa, southern Syria, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Syrians shout "freedom" during a protest at Dael region, near the city of Deraa, southern Syria, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

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<p>Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry his picture and wave their national flags as they tour the streets in Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Nada Fares</p>

Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry his picture and wave their national flags as they tour the streets in Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Nada Fares

Supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad carry his picture and wave their national flags as they tour the streets in Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Nada Fares

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<p>A man walks past a bus with shattered windows after shootings during a protest in Mouadamieh, near Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A man walks past a bus with shattered windows after shootings during a protest in Mouadamieh, near Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

A man walks past a bus with shattered windows after shootings during a protest in Mouadamieh, near Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Syrians shout slogans in support of protesters in the city of Deraa, during a protest in Mouadamieh, near Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Syrians shout slogans in support of protesters in the city of Deraa, during a protest in Mouadamieh, near Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Syrians shout slogans in support of protesters in the city of Deraa, during a protest in Mouadamieh, near Damascus, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Protesters watch as teargas fill a street during a demonstration in Deraa in this still image from amateur video taken March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV</p>

Protesters watch as teargas fill a street during a demonstration in Deraa in this still image from amateur video taken March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Protesters watch as teargas fill a street during a demonstration in Deraa in this still image from amateur video taken March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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<p>Protesters drag away a body as it lies among others in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV</p>

Protesters drag away a body as it lies among others in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

Protesters drag away a body as it lies among others in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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<p>A body lies in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV</p>

A body lies in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

A body lies in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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<p>A protester gestures as he stands near a body lying in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV</p>

A protester gestures as he stands near a body lying in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

A protester gestures as he stands near a body lying in a street during a demonstration in Deraa, March 23, 2011 and posted on a social media website. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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