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 residents stay in a shelter in the district of Bab Amro in 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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