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