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July 20, 2012 in Nation/World
Associated Press photo

This image from video accessed by the Associated Press on Thursday allegedly shows a Syrian rebel stomping on a picture of late Syrian President Hafez Assad.

Associated Press photo

Bashar Assad

Associated Press photo

Susan Rice, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, listens during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, at the U.N. on Thursday. Russia and China have again vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution threatening nonmilitary sanctions against Syria.