In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat 

In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat poses in his atelier in Damascus, Syria. Syrian security forces attacked renowned anti-regime cartoonist Ali Farzat early Thursday in Damascus and left him bleeding along the side of a road, human rights activists said. Farzat has said he had great hopes for President Bashar Assad when he became president in 2000, but in recent years he has become a vehement critic of the regime, particularly as the military launches a brutal crackdown on the country's protest movement. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)
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In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, Syrian cartoonist Ali Farzat poses in his atelier in Damascus, Syria. Syrian security forces attacked renowned anti-regime cartoonist Ali Farzat early Thursday in Damascus and left him bleeding along the side of a road, human rights activists said. Farzat has said he had great hopes for President Bashar Assad when he became president in 2000, but in recent years he has become a vehement critic of the regime, particularly as the military launches a brutal crackdown on the country's protest movement. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)
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