Protesters shout slogans as they carry pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, to express gratitude for Russia's support of Syria. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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Protesters shout slogans as they carry pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, to express gratitude for Russia's support of Syria. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)