Bahrainis, including many of Syrian origin, hold signs protesting the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad after midday prayers Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in Muharraq, Bahrain. The picture, showing a merged image of Assad and his father, the late Syrian leader Hafez Assad, says: "Two sides of the same coin ... the father sheep and the son." Writing behind includes: "Bashar, American agent, go away." In Syria, activists said Friday that Syrian government forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters in the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour following midday prayers at two mosques in that city. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

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Bahrainis, including many of Syrian origin, hold signs protesting the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad after midday prayers Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in Muharraq, Bahrain. The picture, showing a merged image of Assad and his father, the late Syrian leader Hafez Assad, says: "Two sides of the same coin ... the father sheep and the son." Writing behind includes: "Bashar, American agent, go away." In Syria, activists said Friday that Syrian government forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters in the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour following midday prayers at two mosques in that city. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
Bahrainis, including many of Syrian origin, hold signs protesting the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad after midday prayers Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, in Muharraq, Bahrain. The picture, showing a merged image of Assad and his father, the late Syrian leader Hafez Assad, says: "Two sides of the same coin ... the father sheep and the son." Writing behind includes: "Bashar, American agent, go away." In Syria, activists said Friday that Syrian government forces opened fire on thousands of anti-government protesters in the eastern Syrian city of Deir el-Zour following midday prayers at two mosques in that city. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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