Syrians shop in Hamidiyeh market in the old city of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, a week ahead of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Syrian activists said tanks stormed the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and made sweeping arrests there Wednesday as the regime faced international threats of an arms embargo and new sanctions. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

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Syrians shop in Hamidiyeh market in the old city of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, a week ahead of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Syrian activists said tanks stormed the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and made sweeping arrests there Wednesday as the regime faced international threats of an arms embargo and new sanctions. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)
Syrians shop in Hamidiyeh market in the old city of Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, a week ahead of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Syrian activists said tanks stormed the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and made sweeping arrests there Wednesday as the regime faced international threats of an arms embargo and new sanctions. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)
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