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Demonstrators against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad hold a banner with the Muslim crescent, Christian cross, Alawite-sect sword, the name of Imam Ali, and the Arabic words "The Syrian people is one" on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Citizen journalist via the Union of Homs City Neighborhood)
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Demonstrators against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad hold a banner with the Muslim crescent, Christian cross, Alawite-sect sword, the name of Imam Ali, and the Arabic words "The Syrian people is one" on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Citizen journalist via the Union of Homs City Neighborhood)

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