Mideast Syria

December 30, 2011 - 3:06 PM
In this image from amateur video made available by the Ugarit News group and shot on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, protesters gather at an anti-Bashar Assad rally in Hama, Syria. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets across the nation Friday in the largest protests in months, shouting for the downfall of the regime in a defiant display invigorated by the presence of Arab observers, activists said. Despite the presence of the monitors, activists said Syrian forces killed dozens, most of them shot during anti-government protests.(AP Photo/Ugarit News Group via APTN) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL. TV OUT