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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the Associated Press, Syrian anti-government protesters carry banners in Arabic that read: "Freedom means to stop the killing and arrests," during a rally Frida in the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. (Associated Press)
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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the Associated Press, Syrian anti-government protesters carry banners in Arabic that read: "Freedom means to stop the killing and arrests," during a rally Frida in the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. (Associated Press)

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