APTOPIX Mideast Jordan Syria

January 4, 2013 - 4:33 PM
A Jordanian boy wears a headband with Arabic writing that reads "there is no God but Allah, and Mohammed is his Prophet." during a rally by Jordanian and Syrian followers of the banned Islamic-oriented Hizb Al-Tahrir, Liberation Party, after the Friday prayer in front of the Syrian embassy, in Amman, Jordan, Jan. 4, 2013. Hundreds of protesters shouted slogans proclaiming that Syria will have an Islamic state after the toppling of Bashar Assad and his regime. Russia's foreign minister said Saturday that Assad has no intention of stepping down and it would be impossible to try to persuade him otherwise. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)