Mideast Syria

September 14, 2011 - 8:55 AM
Pro-Syrian President Bashar Assad protesters hold a big Assad's portrait, during a rally to show their support for their president, in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday Sept. 11, 2011. The revolt in Syria began six months ago with modest calls for reform, but as the crackdown continues and the death toll tops 2,200 people, the protesters are calling for the downfall of the regime. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)