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 Assad as Mickey Mouse. What could be more ironic? From Oliver Hartung’s Signs of Syria (NYT). 
via The New York Times
(credit: Oliver Hartung caption:  Between Damascus and As Suwayda. 2009.)
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Assad as Mickey Mouse. What could be more ironic? From Oliver Hartung’s Signs of Syria (NYT).

via The New York Times

(credit: Oliver Hartung caption: Between Damascus and As Suwayda. 2009.)

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I’ll have my flour with a side of irony, please. 
In Syria, the couple who caused the carnage cram cartons of food aid for the victims of fighting in Homs. 
As we all know, when your home is bombed and your family dead, nothing picks you up better than an Assad-packed care package. 
via  Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout caption: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (2nd L) and his wife Asma (L) prepare aid for Homs citizens at al-Fahya stadium in Damascus in this handout photograph taken April 16, 2012 and released on April 18, 2012 by Syria’s national news agency SANA. State television broadcast pictures on Wednesday of the Assads receiving a rapturous welcome at al-Fahya stadium in Damascus.They joined hundreds of volunteers boxing cartons full of flour, sugar, cooking oil and pasta for victims of fighting in Homs, where the president’s forces are crushing an uprising.)
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I’ll have my flour with a side of irony, please.

In Syria, the couple who caused the carnage cram cartons of food aid for the victims of fighting in Homs.

As we all know, when your home is bombed and your family dead, nothing picks you up better than an Assad-packed care package.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout caption: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (2nd L) and his wife Asma (L) prepare aid for Homs citizens at al-Fahya stadium in Damascus in this handout photograph taken April 16, 2012 and released on April 18, 2012 by Syria’s national news agency SANA. State television broadcast pictures on Wednesday of the Assads receiving a rapturous welcome at al-Fahya stadium in Damascus.They joined hundreds of volunteers boxing cartons full of flour, sugar, cooking oil and pasta for victims of fighting in Homs, where the president’s forces are crushing an uprising.)

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Syrian demonstrators keeping a low profile? Battle primal at this point? Actually, I don’t imagine this was any thing other than an odd photo.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(credit: Ali Jarekji/Reuters caption:  Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad, after Friday prayers outside the Syrian embassy in Amman March 30, 2012.) 
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Syrian demonstrators keeping a low profile? Battle primal at this point? Actually, I don’t imagine this was any thing other than an odd photo.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(credit: Ali Jarekji/Reuters caption: Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad, after Friday prayers outside the Syrian embassy in Amman March 30, 2012.)

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 The only photos of happy Syrians are those of them escaping to Turkey.
via The Charlotte Observer
(photo credit: Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo caption:  A group of Syrians fleeing violence in their country, walk towards the Turkish border near Reyhanli, Turkey, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Turkey said Thursday it was considering the establishment of a “buffer zone” along its border with Syria after more than 1,000 Syrians crossed into Turkish territory in the latest influx of refugees escaping attacks by security forces in their homeland.)
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The only photos of happy Syrians are those of them escaping to Turkey.

via The Charlotte Observer

(photo credit: Burhan Ozbilici/AP Photo caption: A group of Syrians fleeing violence in their country, walk towards the Turkish border near Reyhanli, Turkey, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Turkey said Thursday it was considering the establishment of a “buffer zone” along its border with Syria after more than 1,000 Syrians crossed into Turkish territory in the latest influx of refugees escaping attacks by security forces in their homeland.)

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These two girls lost their father and two siblings when the Syrian Army shelled their home in Idlib, Syria. The 12 year old flashes a V sign which, I’m told, in Syria signifies “Win or Die.” 
via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures
(photo credit: Rodrigo Abd/AP caption:  In this Saturday, March 10, 2012 photo, Hana, 12, flashes the victory sign next to her sister Eva, 13, as they recover from severe injuries after the Syrian Army shelled their house in Idlib, north Syria. Their father and two siblings were killed after their home was shelled. .)
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These two girls lost their father and two siblings when the Syrian Army shelled their home in Idlib, Syria. The 12 year old flashes a V sign which, I’m told, in Syria signifies “Win or Die.”

via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures

(photo credit: Rodrigo Abd/AP caption: In this Saturday, March 10, 2012 photo, Hana, 12, flashes the victory sign next to her sister Eva, 13, as they recover from severe injuries after the Syrian Army shelled their house in Idlib, north Syria. Their father and two siblings were killed after their home was shelled. .)

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A girl (looks like a toddler) has a bullet removed from her hand in Homs, Syria. The superman shirt is poignant. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit: Stringer/Reuters caption:  A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012.)
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A girl (looks like a toddler) has a bullet removed from her hand in Homs, Syria. The superman shirt is poignant.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Stringer/Reuters caption: A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012.)

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