Deborah Amos Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Despite domestic and international pressure, Syrian President Bashar Assad has pursued an aggressive crackdown on protesters, and the outcome of the seven-month-old uprising is far from clear. Muzaffar Salman/AP hide caption

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Syrian Leader Digs In For A Long Battle

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In a photo provided to AFP by a third party, Syrians demonstrate against the government after Friday prayers in Hama on July 29. The Syrian government has banned most foreign media from entering the country, making it difficult to independently confirm events. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syrian Opposition Echoes Cry For Liberty Or Death

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Syrian Army Escalates Crack Down In Homs

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In Syria, Opposition Stages Massive Protests

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Syrians walk outside the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus in April. Residents are adapting to life amid the ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime. Anwar Armo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Facade Of Normal Life In Syria's Capital

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Protesters Gather In Hama, Syria

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Protesters march in the streets of Damascus on Friday. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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In Syria, Two Different Flavors Of Street Protests

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Syria Insists It's Ready To Embrace Change

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Syrian Opposition Leaders Gather In Damascus

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Syria Faces Pressure From A Reliable Ally

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The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) released a photo showing Syrian President Bashar Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University on Monday. Ho/SANA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria's Assad Warns Of Dangerous Economic Climate

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Barada TV Puts Syria's 'YouTube Revolution' On Air

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Syrian Troops Regain Control Of Northern Town

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Syria: 120 Government Troops Killed By Gunmen

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Syrian State Media Reports Scores Of Police Dead

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