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Syrian Troops Shell Central City Following UNGA Condemnation

Activists say Syrian troops are shelling rebel-held areas in the central city of Homs, just one day after the U.N. General Assembly condemned the regime for violating human rights in its crackdown.

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This image from amateur video purports to show smoke rising in Homs, Syria, February 16, 2012. (AP / Shaam)
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This image from amateur video purports to show smoke rising in Homs, Syria, February 16, 2012. (AP / Shaam)

This image from amateur video purports to show a Syrian military tank in Daraa, February 16, 2012. (AP / Shaam)
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This image from amateur video purports to show a Syrian military tank in Daraa, February 16, 2012. (AP / Shaam)

Vote totals are displayed on overhead monitors at United Nations headquarters after the U.N. General Assembly voted to back an Arab League plan calling for Syria's president to step down and condemning human rights violations by his regime, February 16, 2
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Vote totals are displayed on overhead monitors at United Nations headquarters after the U.N. General Assembly voted to back an Arab League plan calling for Syria's president to step down and condemning human rights violations by his regime, February 16, 2

Syria's U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja'afari can be seen on the monitor as he addresses the U.N. General Assembly, February 16, 2012. (AP / UN)
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Syria's U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja'afari can be seen on the monitor as he addresses the U.N. General Assembly, February 16, 2012. (AP / UN)

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