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Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and carry a huge portrait of Syrian president Bashar Assad during a protest against the Arab League decisions in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 25, 2011. Syria missed an Arab League deadline to allow hundreds of observers into the country, prompting the bloc to consider economic sanctions against Damascus for its eight-month crackdown on dissent, a senior diplomat said. (Associated Press)
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Pro-Syrian regime protesters shout slogans and carry a huge portrait of Syrian president Bashar Assad during a protest against the Arab League decisions in Damascus, Syria, on Nov. 25, 2011. Syria missed an Arab League deadline to allow hundreds of observers into the country, prompting the bloc to consider economic sanctions against Damascus for its eight-month crackdown on dissent, a senior diplomat said. (Associated Press)

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