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.

Smoke is seen rising from Bab Amro near Homs as government forces continue to bomb the rebel areas in Syria on 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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