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Syrian President Bashar Assad said Monday his regime would consider political reforms, including ending his Baath Party's monopoly in politics, but thousands of enraged protesters accused him of clinging to power and took to the streets shouting, "Liar!" (Associated Press)

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Demonstrators shout slogans in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, June 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

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**FILE** In this photo taken during a government-organized tour for the media, Syrian soldiers and armored vehicles arrive in Istabraq village near the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour, Syria, on June 11, 2011. (Associated Press)

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA and according to them, Syrian policemen carry the coffins of their comrades who were killed in recent violence in the country, during their funeral procession at the Police Hospital in Damascus, Syria on June 7, 2011. (Associated Press/SANA)

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Israeli troops patrol the border between Israel and Syria near the village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights early on Monday, June 6, 2011. Israel braced for more border violence after a day of deadly clashes with pro-Palestinian protesters who tried to surge into the Israeli-controlled Golan from Syria. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Pro-Palestinian demonstrators try to rescue a man after he was shot by Israeli troops along the border between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights on Sunday. Israeli troops opened fire across the Syrian frontier to disperse hundreds of protesters who stormed the border.

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Syrian protesters carry national flags during a rally near the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, as they demand that Syrian President Bashar Assad step down. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)

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Syrians walk past a T-shirt with a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic wording that reads "we love you" at a popular market in downtown Damascus, Syria, on May 30, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Syrian anti-regime protesters carry national flags and banners during a rally in Talbiseh, in the central province of Homs, Syria, on Friday, May 27, 2011, in this image taken by a citizen journalist on a cellphone camera provided by Shaam News Network on Sunday. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network)

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Demonstrators in London on May, 24, 2011, call for a free Syria outside Buckingham Palace, where President Obama is staying during a State visit to Britain. (Associated Press)

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Syrian army soldiers are seen reinforcing the village of Arida near Talkalakh opposite the Lebanon-Syria border, in Wadi Khaled, north Lebanon, on May 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

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'CRISIS' ENDING: Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged that his security forces made mistakes in the crackdown against protesters but suggested that the current crisis was nearing a conclusion. (Associated Press)

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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(...)