The city of Homs has been relentlessly pounded with bombs and tanks by the Assad regime in an attempt to crush the rebellion in Syria, leaving much of the city a shattered wasteland. These photos were taken over the past three months in Homs and illustrate why the international community has condemned Assad, with Hillary Clinton ratcheting up the pressure in recent days.
Assad Sawey, bandaged and bloody, describes being beaten and shocked with cattle prods by Egyptian police while he was covering the mass uprising. He considers himself lucky, saying that other reporters were being rounded up by plain clothed authorities and taken to “somewhere unknown.”
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Disturbing footage of a street protester being shot in Egypt. The condition and identity of the victim is unknown. They appear to have been participating in anti-government protests that have engulfed the Middle Eastern nation in the past few days. The Mubarak regime has imposed an internet and text messaging blackout in Egypt, presumably to stymie further organizing and prevent images such as these from sparking a Tunisia-style overthrow.
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