Lebanese and Syrian activists hold Syrian revolutionary flags on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, during a candlelight vigil in downtown Beirut in mourning Syrians killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March. The banner in Arabic reads, "2012 Syria is free." (Associated Press)

Photo by: Bilal Hussein

Lebanese and Syrian activists hold Syrian revolutionary flags on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, during a candlelight vigil in downtown Beirut in mourning Syrians killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March. The banner in Arabic reads, "2012 Syria is free." (Associated Press)