President Obama walks along the West Wing Colonnade toward the Oval Office ahead of Tuesday night's speech on Syria. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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The port city of Tartous is in a region loyal to President Bashar Assad. The city has been a refuge for supporters to vacation and seek work. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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A City Of Assad Supporters In War-Ravaged Syria
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Anti-Assad fighters stood atop a captured army tank on Wednesday in the village of Anadan, about 4 miles northwest of Aleppo. Ahmad Gharabli /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From 'Morning Edition': Anthony Kuhn, in Beirut, talks with Steve Inskeep
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Saturday: In this picture provided by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network, people watch the mass burial of victims from Friday's violence in Houla. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian refugee children looked out of a bus last week after they arrived at a camp in Turkey. Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lynn Neary talks with Kelly McEvers
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