Protesters shout slogans as they carry pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration on Jan. 29, 2012, in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut to express gratitude for the Russian position in support of Syria. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Bilal Hussein

Protesters shout slogans as they carry pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Syrian flags during a demonstration on Jan. 29, 2012, in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut to express gratitude for the Russian position in support of Syria. (Associated Press)