Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sign a large Russian flag during a rally at al-Sabaa Bahrat square in Damascus October 12, 2011. Tens of thousands of Syrians demonstrated in central ... more 
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sign a large Russian flag during a rally at al-Sabaa Bahrat square in Damascus October 12, 2011. Tens of thousands of Syrians demonstrated in central Damascus on Wednesday in show of support for al-Assad, who is battling a six-month uprising against his rule in which the United Nations says 2,900 people have been killed. . Russia and China have blocked Western efforts seeking U.N. action against Damascus. REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Wed, Oct 12, 2011 7:34 AM EDT