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'Abd al-Halim Khaddam, former Syrian vice president and leader of the National Salvation Front
'Abd al-Halim Khaddam, former Syrian vice president and leader of the National Salvation Front
A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to shot an RPG on the Syrian Army in Homs
A Free Syrian Army fighter prepares to shot an RPG on the Syrian Army in Homs
A French drawing depicting Damascus in 1920
A French drawing depicting Damascus in 1920
A pro-Asad student rally at Tishreen University in Latakia
A pro-Asad student rally at Tishreen University in Latakia
A Syrian spray-paints "Down with Bashshar" on a city wall during the 2011 uprising
A Syrian spray-paints "Down with Bashshar" on a city wall during the 2011 uprising
Aleppo, the largest city in Syria
Aleppo, the largest city in Syria
An opposition demonstration in Homs in February 2012
An opposition demonstration in Homs in February 2012
Billboard with portrait of Bashshar al-Asad and the text "God protects Syria" on the old city wall of Damascus in 2006
Billboard with portrait of Bashshar al-Asad and the text "God protects Syria" on the old city wall of Damascus in 2006
Current Syrian President Bashshar al-Asad
Current Syrian President Bashshar al-Asad
Demonstrators in Cairo support the Syrians against al-Asad's government in February 2012
Demonstrators in Cairo support the Syrians against al-Asad's government in February 2012
Former Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad
Former Syrian President Hafiz al-Asad
Hama after the February 1982 confrontation between the Muslim Brothers and the Ba'thi regime
Hama after the February 1982 confrontation between the Muslim Brothers and the Ba'thi regime
Syrian National Council's first congress
Syrian National Council's first congress

Bassma Kodmani, Burhan Ghalioun and Haitham al-Maleh, all seated, at the Syrian National Council's first congress in Tunis in December 2011.

The city of Hama is historically an Islamist stronghold in Syria
The city of Hama is historically an Islamist stronghold in Syria

Source: photo by Effi Schweizer

The Free Syrian Army's coat of arms
The Free Syrian Army's coat of arms