A Syrian municipality worker sprays water on a car that was set on fire by Syrian anti-government protesters, in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, on March 21, 2011. Mourners chanting "No more fear!" have marched through a Syrian city where anti-government protesters had deadly confrontations with security forces in recent days. The violence in Daraa, a city of about 300,000 near the border with Jordan, was fast becoming a major challenge for President Bashar Assad, who tried to contain the situation by freeing detainees and promising to fire officials responsible for the violence.
A Syrian municipality worker sprays water on a car that was set on fire by Syrian anti-government protesters, in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, on March 21, 2011. Mourners chanting "No more fear!" have marched through a Syrian city where anti-government protesters had deadly confrontations with security forces in recent days. The violence in Daraa, a city of about 300,000 near the border with Jordan, was fast becoming a major challenge for President Bashar Assad, who tried to contain the situation by freeing detainees and promising to fire officials responsible for the violence. Hussein Malla AP
A Syrian municipality worker sprays water on a car that was set on fire by Syrian anti-government protesters, in the southern city of Daraa, Syria, on March 21, 2011. Mourners chanting "No more fear!" have marched through a Syrian city where anti-government protesters had deadly confrontations with security forces in recent days. The violence in Daraa, a city of about 300,000 near the border with Jordan, was fast becoming a major challenge for President Bashar Assad, who tried to contain the situation by freeing detainees and promising to fire officials responsible for the violence. Hussein Malla AP

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