Syrians carry national flags during a candlelight vigil in honor of those who were killed in recent violence, in Damascus on Wednesday. It was the first officially sanctioned protest in the capital, and it comes just days after the regime allowed opposition activists to meet at a Damascus hotel.
Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi gestures to supporters in March as he speaks in Tripoli, Libya. The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants Monday for Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.
In this photo taken during a government-organized tour June 20, foreign diplomats and members of the media stand inside the damaged court building in Jisr al-Shughour, Syria, where authorities say armed groups killed more than 100 security personnel two weeks ago.