Protests continue in Syria(26 images)

As many contend that the country is rapidly approaching a full-blown civil war, protesters in Syria continued their efforts to destabilize President Basha al-Assad's regime, while Assad's forces continued their shelling of the city of Homs on Feb. 14, 2012.

Syrian soldiers who defected to join the "Free Syrian Army" are seen in Al Baiadah near Homs in Syria, February 15, 2012. Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has called for referendum on a new constitution that would effectively end nearly five decades of single party rule, it was announced today. UPI | License Photo
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