A pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters holds Assad's portrait during a demonstration near where Lebanese anti-Syrian regime activists, who are opposed to Assad, had planned their sit-in, in ... more 
A pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters holds Assad's portrait during a demonstration near where Lebanese anti-Syrian regime activists, who are opposed to Assad, had planned their sit-in, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday Sept. 8, 2011. Syrian security forces kept up a deadly crackdown on dissent Thursday as the embattled regime faced surprising calls to end the violence from its closest ally, Iran, in a sign of growing alarm over the 6-month-old uprising. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hussein Malla
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 1:48 PM EDT