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**FILE** A Syrian man beats a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with a shoe on April 26, 2011, during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, against the ongoing violence in Syria. (Associated Press)

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Protesters burn a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with 'Corruption' written across his face during a protest in central Athens on May 13, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Syrians who fled violence in their country's western villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border protest Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime during a demonstration in the Wadi Khaled area of Lebanon on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Syrians who fled from violence in their country's western villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border protest against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime, in the Wadi Khaled area of Lebanon, about one-half mile from the border, on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo)

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Israeli troops search for gaps in the fence along the border between Israel and Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, Monday, May 16, 2011. Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters have marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in a(...)

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Israeli soldiers fix the border fence between Israel and Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, Monday, May 16, 2011. Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters have marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of(...)

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An Israeli soldier covered in a prayer shawl prays as Israeli troops gather near the border fence between Israel and Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, Monday, May 16, 2011. Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters have marched on Israel's borders with S(...)

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Israeli troops take positions along the border fence between Israel and Syria after Syrian demonstrators marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel's establishment in 1948 approached the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Height , Sunday, May 15, 2011. Isra(...)

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Israeli soldiers search a house on village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights on the border between Israel and Syria after Syrian demonstrators marking the anniversary of the mass displacement of Palestinians surrounding Israel's establishment in 1948 approached the Majdal Shams, Sunday, May 15, 2(...)

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Israeli troops take positions along the border fence between Israel and Syria after Syrian demonstrators approached the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 war, and Syria demands the area back as part of any peace deal.

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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 Tuesday and acquired by the Associated Press, Syrian anti-government protesters carry candles during a rally in the northeastern city of Qamishli, Syria. Syrian activists and eyewitnesses said on Wednesday that the army is shelling residential areas in the central city of Homs. (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators rally outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, to protest the crackdown on those who want to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

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In this image taken on a mobile phone, a Syrian soldier patrols streets Sunday in Damascus, Syria. A 12-year-old boy was killed Sunday as gunfire and shelling erupted in the central Syrian city of Homs, a flashpoint in the widespread seven-week-old uprising against President Bashar Assad's autocratic regime, an activist said. (Associated Press)

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Syrian anti-government protesters shout slogans as they gather in the coastal town of Banias, Syria, on Friday, May 6, 2011, in this image taken by a citizen journalist with a cellphone camera and acquired by the AP. (AP Photo)

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In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the AP, taken on Friday, May 6, 2011, Syrian anti-government protesters carry a banner that reads in Arabic:"the security services has become out of laws and must be tried," during a rally in the central city of Homs, Syria. Syrian tanks rolled into Banias, a Mediterranean coastal town on Saturday May 7, 2011 in an escalating crackdown by President Bashar Assad, just a day after clashes with anti-government protesters that left tens of people dead nationwide, activists said. (AP Photo)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian students shout supportive slogans to Syrian President Bashar Assad (center) as he arrives Friday to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier during Martyrs day in Kasiyoun mountain in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

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Syrian men carry bread loaves during a protest against President Bashar Assad's regime in the coastal town of Banias, Syria, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, in this image taken by a citizen journalist with a cellphone camera. (AP Photo)

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In this image made on a mobile phone from the window of a car, showing two Syrian soldiers at a checkpoint in a road tunnel in Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Syrian authorities are thought to have detained more than 1,000 people in the latest sweep aimed at crushing the uprising against President Bashar Assad, a human rights group said Tuesday. (AP Photo)

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Arab Druse Imad Merei wears a scarf with the portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad at his house in the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights.