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Thousands of Iraqis demonstrate on March 2, 2012 against Syrian... News PhotoBaghdad,Bashar al-Assad,Blood,Conflict,Iraq,Kilometer,Politics,Protest,Sunni Islam,Town,Vertical,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPThousands of Iraqis demonstrate on March 2, 2012 against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a protest in the mostly Sunni town of Heet, 100 kms west of the capital Baghdad, condemning a bloody crackdown on opposition by his regime. The protesters, who gathered outside Al-Faruq mosque in the centre of the western town in the Anbar province, held up banners with the slogan 'Bashar, you coward deploy your army in the (Israeli-occupied) Golan (Heights)' and called for violent resistance against his rule. AFP PHOTO/AZHAR SHALLAL (Photo credit should read AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)