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.

Demonstrators burn Russian and Chinese flags during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Al Mazaa in Damascus, Syria on February 12, 2012. Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs Tuesday in what activists described as the heaviest shelling in days, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war. UPI | License Photo
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