A pro-Syrian-regime demonstrator waves a Syrian flag as he stands in front of portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a protest against sanctions in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

Photo by: Muzaffar Salman

A pro-Syrian-regime demonstrator waves a Syrian flag as he stands in front of portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a protest against sanctions in Damascus, Syria, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)