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Protesters are seen holding placards during a demonstration in Douma town, Syria, earlier this month. The Syrian government is appealing to the minorities – the Christians and the Kurds – to stay loyal

Protesters are seen holding placards during a demonstration in Douma town, Syria, earlier this month. The Syrian government is appealing to the minorities – the Christians and the Kurds – to stay loyal

Protesters are seen holding placards during a demonstration in Douma town, Syria, earlier this month. The Syrian government is appealing to the minorities – the Christians and the Kurds – to stay loyal

Protesters are seen holding placards during a demonstration in Douma town, Syria, earlier this month. The Syrian government is appealing to the minorities -- the Christians and the Kurds -- to stay loyal.

IN DAMASCUS, the posters -- in their tens of thousands around the streets -- read: "Anxious or calm, you must obey the law." But pictures of President Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafez have been taken down, by security police no less, in case they inflame Syrians.


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