Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad carry a giant flag with his image on it during a pro-regime protest in Damascus, Syria, in August. Pro-government forces are now taking their message to a new arena: cyberspace.
President Obama shakes hands with the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in New York last week. Obama offered U.S. support for what will be a major development program in the new nation.
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