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  • A Syrian man, passes burning tires and a roadblock set by anti-Syrian government protesters, following clashes between the Syrian security forces and protesters, in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, Wednesday March 23, 2011. Syrian security forces shot live ammunition and tear gas early Wednesday near a mosque where protesters have been camped out in southern Syria, killing six people including a paramedic, activists said. The early morning attack near the al-Omari mosque in the southern city of Daraa marks the deadliest single day since anti-government protests inspired by uprisings across the Arab world reached this country last week. The latest deaths brings the number of people killed in Daraa since Friday to at least 13. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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  • Syrian anti-government protesters ride their motorcycle past burning tires in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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