Just like Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen and Libya before it, the people of Syria have taken to the streets to protest against their government. And like the government in Libya, the Syrian leadership has chosen the way of the gun to answer the protests. Getting any information of images out of Syria is very difficult, but it has been reported that tanks have been deployed against stone throwing protesters in the city of Deraa. It is also thought hundreds of people have died so far in the protests.
Note: Our apologies for the lack of quality in some of the images. Obtaining good images from Syria is very difficult at the moment.

The Syria Protests

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in the Damascus suburb of Douma April 1, 2011. Protesters took to the streets across the Arab world calling for political change on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer and a weekly rallying point for the wave of unrest in the region this year. REUTERS/Handout

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Anti-government protesters take to the streets in the Damascus suburb of Douma April 1, 2011. Protesters took to the streets across the Arab world calling for political change on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer and a weekly rallying point for the wave of unrest in the region this year. REUTERS/Handout

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An injured anti-government protester lies on the ground in the Damascus suburb of Douma April 1, 2011. Protesters took to the streets across the Arab world calling for political change on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer and a weekly rallying point for the wave of unrest in the region this year. REUTERS/Handout

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Syrian ethnic Kurds demonstrate after Friday prayers in the Syrian town of Qamishli April 8, 2011. Thousands of ethnic Kurds also demonstrated for reform in the country's east Friday despite an offer by the president this week to ease rules which bar many Kurds from citizenship, activists said. Protests erupted across much of the Arab world on Friday, the Muslim day of prayer, with demonstrators dying in Syria and Yemen while Egyptians staged one of the biggest rallies since President Hosni Mubarak's fall. REUTERS/Handout

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Smoke rises from a burning building in Deraa April 8, 2011 in this still image taken from amateur video. A Syrian rights group says security forces killed at least 37 people during demonstrations across the country on Friday, including 30 in the southern city of Deraa, the centre of protests. Video taken April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Amateur Video via Reuters TV

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A still image from amateur video posted on a social media website purportedly shows Syrian security forces dragging the body of an anti-government protester along a street in a location posted as Deraa April 8, 2011. Video dated April 8, 2011. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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Women demonstrate on the Baida coastal highway April 13, 2011. Hundreds of women from a Syrian town that has witnessed mass arrests of its men marched along Syria's main coastal highway on Wednesday to demand their release, human rights activists said. Security forces, including secret police, stormed Baida on Tuesday, going into houses and arresting men aged up to 60, the activists said, after townsfolk joined unprecedented protests challenging the 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Handout FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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Soldiers stand near tanks in the Syrian port city of Banias April 13, 2011. Hundreds of women from a Syrian town that has witnessed mass arrests of its men marched along Syria's main coastal highway on Wednesday to demand their release, human rights activists said. Security forces, including secret police, stormed Baida on Tuesday, going into houses and arresting men aged up to 60, the activists said, after townsfolk joined unprecedented protests challenging the 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Handout

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Soldiers are seen near a tank in the Syrian port city of Banias April 13, 2011. Hundreds of women from a Syrian town that has witnessed mass arrests of its men marched along Syria's main coastal highway on Wednesday to demand their release, human rights activists said. Security forces, including secret police, stormed Baida on Tuesday, going into houses and arresting men aged up to 60, the activists said, after townsfolk joined unprecedented protests challenging the 11-year rule of President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Handout

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Boys hold a banner during a demonstration in the the Syrian port city of Banias April 17, 2011. Thousands of Syrians chanted slogans calling for greater freedom at independence day rallies on Sunday, witnesses said, a day after President Bashar al-Assad promised to lift emergency law. REUTERS/Stringer

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A burned car is seen in the Syrian port city of Banias April 17, 2011. Thousands of Syrians chanted slogans calling for greater freedom at independence day rallies on Sunday, witnesses said, a day after President Bashar al-Assad promised to lift emergency law. The writing reads, Attention... you are in Banias not in Israel. REUTERS/Stringer

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People gather during a demonstration in the Syrian city of Sweida April 17, 2011. Thousands of Syrians chanted slogans calling for greater freedom at independence day rallies on Sunday, witnesses said, a day after President Bashar al-Assad promised to lift emergency law. REUTERS/Stringer

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People perform prayers during a demonstration in the Syrian city of Homs April 18, 2011. Thousands demanded on Monday the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the funeral of eight protesters killed overnight in the central city of Homs, in escalating unrest despite a promise to lift emergency law. REUTERS/Handout

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People gather at Clock Square during a demonstration in the centre of the Syrian city of Homs April 18, 2011. Syrian forces fired shots at hundreds of protesters who had gathered overnight in Homs city in defiance of warning by the authorities to halt what they called an insurrection, a rights campaigner said on Tueday. A member of the security police addressed the protesters at Clock Square through a loud speaker asking them to leave, and then the forces opened fire, said the human rights campaigner, who is in contact with protesters in the square. Picture taken April 18. REUTERS/Handout

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Protestors hold banners during a demonstration the Syrian port city of Banias April 19, 2011. A pro-democracy demonstration erupted in the restive Syrian city of Banias on Tuesday, rights campaigners said, just after the government passed bills to lift an emergency law while requiring permission for protests.Not Salafist, not Muslim Brotherhood. We are freedom seekers, hundreds of people chanted. REUTERS/Handout

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Protesters gather in a square in the southern city of Deraa April 21, 2011. President Bashar al-Assad ended Syria's state of emergency, in effect for nearly 50 years, on Thursday in an attempt to defuse mass protests against his authoritarian rule that have gripped Syria for over a month. Banners read, To be or not to be and We want freedom and not slavery amendment. REUTERS/Handout

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Supporters and members of Islamist party Hizb Ut-Tahrir wave their party's flags and chant slogans during a protest in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, to express solidarity with Syria's protesters, April 22, 2011. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)

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Protestors gather during a demonstration in the Syrian port city of Banias April 22, 2011. Syrian security forces shot dead dozens of protesters on Friday, rights activists said, the bloodiest day in a month of escalating demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Protests swept the country of 20 million people, from the Mediterranean city of Banias to the eastern towns of Deir al-Zor and Qamishli. The banner reads,It's peaceful, look Interior Minister. REUTERS/Handout

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Protestors gather during a demonstration in the Syrian port city of Banias April 22, 2011. Syrian security forces shot dead dozens of protesters on Friday, rights activists said, the bloodiest day in a month of escalating demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Protests swept the country of 20 million people, from the Mediterranean city of Banias to the eastern towns of Deir al-Zor and Qamishli. REUTERS/Handout

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Protesters hold a Syrian flag during a demonstration in Zabadani, near Damascus April 22, 2011. Syrian security forces shot dead dozens of protesters on Friday, rights activists said, the bloodiest day in a month of escalating demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Protests swept the country of 20 million people, from the Mediterranean city of Banias to the eastern towns of Deir al-Zor and Qamishli. REUTERS/Handout

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Protesters hold up a sign during a demonstration in Zabadani, near Damascus April 22, 2011. Syrian security forces shot dead dozens of protesters on Friday, rights activists said, the bloodiest day in a month of escalating demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. Protests swept the country of 20 million people, from the Mediterranean city of Banias to the eastern towns of Deir al-Zor and Qamishli. The sign reads, Not Salafism nor Brotherhood, my religion is Freedom. REUTERS/Handout

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An injured protester is carried by others around him in a location provided as Homs April 22, 2011 in this still image taken from video. Syrian security forces killed almost 90 protesters on Friday, rights activists said, the bloodiest day in a month of escalating pro-democracy demonstrations against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. The Local Coordination Committees sent Reuters a list with the names of 88 people, classified by region, the group said were killed in areas stretching from the port city of Latakia to Homs, Hama, Damascus and the southern village of Izra'a. Video taken April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV (SYRIA)

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An man points to blood in the vandalized interior of a fire engine in Damascus, April 22, 2011, in this still image taken from video. Syrian state television purportedly showed protests in the cities of Mo'damiah, Idlib and Latakia, with news anchors stating that the protests were peaceful, whereas demonstrations in Hamah and Qamishli resulted in clashes. An unnamed fireman in Damascus said the fire station had been attacked by protesters. His fire engine appears to have been badly damaged, and blood is seen on the front seat. Video taken April 22, 2011. REUTERS/Syria TV via Reuters TV

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A still image taken from an amateur video on April 22, 2011 shows protesters holding flags during a demonstration in Deraa. Scores of pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces will be buried across Syria in funerals expected to attract large crowds on Saturday and increase popular defiance of authoritarian rule. Two activists said on Saturday that at least 100 people were killed during Friday's protests. REUTERS/Amateur video via Reuters TV

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A still image taken from an amateur video on April 22, 2011 shows an injured man lying on a bed in a hospital in Deraa. Scores of pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces will be buried across Syria in funerals expected to attract large crowds on Saturday and increase popular defiance of authoritarian rule. Two activists said on Saturday that at least 100 people were killed during Friday's protests. REUTERS/Amateur video via Reuters TV

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A still image taken from an amateur video on April 22, 2011 shows protesters holding a large Syrian flag during a demonstration in Deraa. Scores of pro-democracy protesters killed by security forces will be buried across Syria in funerals expected to attract large crowds on Saturday and increase popular defiance of authoritarian rule. Two activists said on Saturday that at least 100 people were killed during Friday's protests. REUTERS/Amateur video via Reuters TV

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Mourners carry coffins in a location provided as Barzah, Syria, in this still image taken from video shot on the date given as April 23, 2011. Syrian forces killed at least 12 people on Saturday when they fired on mourners calling for the end of President Bashar al-Assad's rule at mass funerals of pro-democracy protesters shot a day earlier. Video taken April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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People gather in the Syrian city of Homs April 23, 2011. More than 330 people have been killed in five weeks of protests after security forces fired into crowds, and activists continue to be rounded up, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said. The ICJ said the killings occurred in a crackdown on protests since March 15 in Deraa, Latakia, Homs and other cities. Picture taken April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Handout

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People gather in the Syrian city of Homs April 23, 2011. More than 330 people have been killed in five weeks of protests after security forces fired into crowds, and activists continue to be rounded up, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said. The ICJ said the killings occurred in a crackdown on protests since March 15 in Deraa, Latakia, Homs and other cities. Picture taken April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Handout

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A man holds a banner that reads The revolution continues, in the Syrian city of Homs April 23, 2011. More than 330 people have been killed in five weeks of protests after security forces fired into crowds, and activists continue to be rounded up, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said. The ICJ said the killings occurred in a crackdown on protests since March 15 in Deraa, Latakia, Homs and other cities. Picture taken April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Handout

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A demonstrator makes a sign during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman April 24, 2011. At least 100 people were killed in Syria on Friday, the highest toll in five weeks of unrest, when security forces shot protesters demanding political freedoms and an end to corruption in their country, ruled for 41 years by the Assad dynasty. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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A protester bleeding from the head is carried away during a protest in Damascus in this still image taken from an amateur video footage uploaded to social networking websites on April 23, 2011. Thousands of Syrians called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday at a funeral for protesters killed by security forces in the southern town of Nawa, a witness said. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

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Tanks and soldiers are seen purportedly near Deraa, where mass protests were taking place on Sunday, in this still image taken from amateur video footage uploaded to social networking websites on April 24, 2011. Thousands of Syrians called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday at a funeral for protesters killed by security forces in the southern town of Nawa, 25 km (15 miles) north of the city of Deraa, a witness said. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

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Protesters run for cover after shots were fired during a protest in Damascus in this still image taken from an amateur video footage uploaded to social networking websites on April 23, 2011. Thousands of Syrians called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday at a funeral for protesters killed by security forces in the southern town of Nawa, a witness said. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

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Protesters gather in the Douma suburb of Damascus, in this still image taken from amateur video footage uploaded to social networking websites on April 24, 2011. At least 100 people were killed across Syria on Friday, the highest toll in five weeks of unrest, when security forces shot protesters demanding political freedoms and an end to corruption in their country, ruled for 41 years by the Assad dynasty. REUTERS/Social Media Website via REUTERS TV

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A crowd watches as a man throws a rock at a passing tank in a location given as Deraa in this still image from an amateur video on April 25, 2011. Syrian troops in tanks and armoured vehicles poured into the southern town Deraa and opened fire on Monday, residents said, in the latest bloodshed in a crackdown on protests that has escalated sharply in recent days. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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Soldiers take up position near a tank on a street in a location given as Deraa on April 25, 2011, in this still image taken from an amateur video. Syrian troops in tanks and armoured vehicles poured into the southern town Deraa and opened fire on Monday, residents said, in the latest bloodshed in a crackdown on protests that has escalated sharply in recent days. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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A man throws a rock at a passing tank in a location given as Deraa on April 25, 2011, in this still image from an amateur video. Syrian troops in tanks and armoured vehicles poured into the southern town Deraa and opened fire on Monday, residents said, in the latest bloodshed in a crackdown on protests that has escalated sharply in recent days. REUTERS/Social Media Website via Reuters TV

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A protester holds a placard during a demonstration in the Syrian port city of Banias April 26, 2011. Syrian protesters in Banias chanted the people want the overthrow of the regime on Tuesday as forces deployed around the small coastal city for a possible attack, a rights campaigner in contact with Banias said. The placard reads, Sacrifice our lives, the martyrs of freedom. REUTERS/Handout