Mideast Syria

January 9, 2012 - 8:41 AM
A Syrian woman, left, speaks with an Arab league observer, right, who attends with other observers a mass prayer for the people and army soldiers who were killed during the violence around the country, at the Holy Cross Church, in Damascus, Syria, on Monday Jan. 9, 2012. Thousands of Syrians attended special prayers held in Damascus for the more than 5,000 people killed since the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in March. The prayers was attended by Christian and Muslim religious leaders.(AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)