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    Syrian women stand behind their national flag covered by the word “Freedom” during a protest against Syria’s President Bashar Assad outside the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan, Thursday July 21, 2011. Syria has come under international criticism and sanctions for its crackdown as Assad’s regime seeks to stamp out a more than 4-month-old popular uprising against him. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)