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In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, a young Syrian girl holds an Arabic placard read:"I am breathing freedom," during a demostration against the Syrian regime, in Homs, Syria, on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. With Arab pressure mounting to end 10 months of bloodshed, the Syrian regime vowed Tuesday to solve its own problems even if "half the universe" is conspiring against it. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

In this citizen journalism image provide by the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, a young Syrian girl holds an Arabic placard read:"I am breathing freedom," during a demostration against the Syrian regime, in Homs, Syria, on Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012. With Arab pressure mounting to end 10 months of bloodshed, the Syrian regime vowed Tuesday to solve its own problems even if "half the universe" is conspiring against it. (AP Photo/Local Coordination Committees in Syria)

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