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A View of Syria, Under Government Crackdown

VOA Middle East correspondent Elizabeth Arrott visited Damascus in January. She took these images while traveling through the city with government escorts.

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The upper ranks of the Syrian military has been largely loyal. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2012. (E. Arrott/VOA)
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The upper ranks of the Syrian military has been largely loyal. Photo taken Jan. 17, 2012. (E. Arrott/VOA)

Syrian security tries to quash dissent in Douma, but residents remain defiant, Jan. 14, 2012. (E. Arrott/VOA)
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Syrian security tries to quash dissent in Douma, but residents remain defiant, Jan. 14, 2012. (E. Arrott/VOA)

The funeral procession of Syrian General Mohammed al Awad Jan. 17, killed in Damascus on Monday. (E. Arrott/VOA)
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The funeral procession of Syrian General Mohammed al Awad Jan. 17, killed in Damascus on Monday. (E. Arrott/VOA)

In Damascus, the father (center) of a Syrian general killed in the unrest, Jan. 17, 2012 (E. Arrott/VOA)
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In Damascus, the father (center) of a Syrian general killed in the unrest, Jan. 17, 2012 (E. Arrott/VOA)

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