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  1. Syrian soldiers, who defected to join the Free Syrian Army, are seen among demonstrators during a protest against President Bashar al-Assad in Idlib in this handout picture received on Tuesday, Jan. 31. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Syrian soldiers on an armored military vehicle are seen in Deir Balaba, near Homs, on Tuesday. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. A Syrian rebel takes position during a battle with government forces at Rastan area in Homs province, central Syria, on Tuesday. Syrian troops crushed pockets of rebels Tuesday on the outskirts of Damascus, fueling some of the bloodiest fighting of the 10-month-old uprising, as Western diplomats tried to overcome Russia's rejection of a draft U.N. resolution demanding President Bashar Assad halt the violence and yield power. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Secretary General of the League of Arab States Nabil Elaraby speaks during a Security Council meeting about Syria at United Nations headquarters on Tuesday. Western diplomats tried to overcome Russia's rejection of a draft U.N. resolution demanding President Bashar Assad halt the violence and yield power. (Seth Wenig / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Smoke is seen from Homs refinery on Tuesday. An explosion set fire to a crude oil pipeline feeding a Syrian oil refinery in the city of Homs on Tuesday, residents said. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits wounded troops, injured in clashes with rebels against his regime, at Youssef al-Azmaha military hospital, in Damascus on Tuesday in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency. (Sana / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Syrian army defectors distribute bread for children, in the Rastan area in Homs province, central Syria, on Monday Jan. 30. Syrian forces heavily shelled the restive city of Homs on Monday, and troops pushed back dissident troops from some suburbs on the outskirts of Damascus in an offensive trying to regain control of the capital's eastern doorstep, activists said. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A pro-Assad policeman is beaten by protesters during the funeral of Mazen abou Dhahab, who was killed in a protest in Saqba, Damascus suburbs on Friday, Jan. 27. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Syrian government supporters carry a massive national flag during a pro-regime rally in Damascus on Thursday, Jan. 26. (Louai Beshara / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Syrian soldiers secure a checkpoint in Homs on Monday, Jan. 23. Syria on Monday rebuffed as a "conspiracy" an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down in favor of a unity government to calm a 10-month-old revolt in which thousands of Syrians have been killed. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. A demonstrator holds a picture of a missing relative during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Baba Amro, near Homs, in this handout picture received on Sunday, Jan. 22. (Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
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  1. Image: Syrian soldiers who defected to join the Free Syrian Army are seen among demonstrators during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Idlib
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