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STR | published: April 26, 2011

In this citizen journalism image made on a mobile phone and acquired by the Associated Press, a Syrian boy carries a board that reads:" stop the killing," during a protest in Daraya, southwest of Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 25, 2011. In a terrifying escalation of Syria's crackdown on dissent, thousands of soldiers backed by tanks poured Monday into the southern city of Daraa, on the Jordanian border, the city where the uprising began, opening fire indiscriminately on civilians and killing at least 11 people, witnesses said. Knife-wielding security agents did house-to-house sweeps in what activists called a campaign to intimidate protesters.



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