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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA. Sarajevo. December 14, 2016. A Bosnian woman holds a banner during a solidarity rally. Up to a thousand people gathered in Sarajevo, a city that became synonymous with civilian suffering during the Balkan wars of 1990′s, to express solidarity with the civilian victims of Aleppo.

Photograph: Amel Emric/AP

Working class Iranians & retired workers protest against the government’s involvement in Syria & the billions spent on supporting Assad

“The regime has emptied the pockets of the people & made everyone miserable”

“Get out of Syria & think of us instead”

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Worldwide protests call for an end to violence in Aleppo

From Colorado to Kuwait, protestors around the world are demanding a halt to the violence in Aleppo.

A U.N. commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria says it is “imperative” to ensure that civilians are granted safe passage out of eastern Aleppo.

The Commission of Inquiry says the Syrian government and its allies now bear primary responsibility for preventing rights violations and reprisals in the area.

It said Wednesday that “numerous reports of violations perpetrated by pro-government forces continue to emerge, including summary executions, arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and forced conscription.”

In a statement issued in Geneva, the group said it also “received allegations” that opposition groups, including Ahrar al-Sham and the al-Qaida-linked Fatah al-Sham Front, were preventing civilians from leaving and embedding fighters among civilians, putting the civilians at risk. (AP)

(Photos: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images, Amel Emric/AP, Emrah Gurel/AP, Samer Bouidani/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

See more images of the protests on Yahoo News.

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Lebanon:

Around 200 people in Beirut marched in silence from the Foreign Ministry in Achrafieh toward the Interior Ministry in Hamra Monday July 18, 2016 to denounce discrimination in light of the recent spate of attacks and measures against Syrians in the country. Protesters held banners reading: “Discrimination threatens civil peace” and “Curfews are forbidden."  Lebanon hosts around 1.1 million Syrians in camps across the country, since the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011.

Photo credit / Hasan Shaaban

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Boston stands in solidarity with Syria! U.S. out now! September 24, 2016.

Protesters in downtown Boston say NO to U.S. imperialism’s war on Syria! They declared that U.S. imperialism’s vicious predatory conquest masquerading as humanitarianism is a sick and cruel hoax. We remember Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, etc, etc, etc. We won’t be fooled. Self-determination for Syria NOW! U.S. hands off!

Photos and report by Stevan Kirschbaum

TURKEY. Istanbul province. Istanbul. December 14, 2016. People wave Turkish and Free Syrian Army flags during a gathering before the departure of a Syria-bound aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies.

Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Medals lie on the ground after being discarded by military veterans in protest at the UK’s intervention in the Syrian war outside Downing Street, London. The demonstration was led by Daniel Denham, who served in the RAF. Holding up his medals, he said: “If you look close enough at these medals, you can see the reflections of dead Iraqis. You can see the embers of Libya. And you can see the faces of the men and women of the British armed forces who didn’t return and also those who did with lost limbs and shattered souls. I no longer require these medals”.

Photograph: Carl Court

SYRIA, Douma : Syrian children wearing orange jumpsuits stand inside a cage on February 15, 2015 placed near the debris of a building destroyed in bombardment by Syrian government forces on the rebel-held Damascus subrb of Douma, during a protest to denounce the continuing killing of civilians in the Syrian conflict and the failure of the international community to stop the carnage. During the protest organised by Syrian activists, the children were immitating Jordanian air force pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who was reportedly burned alive by jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group, an act that was condemned by Muslim and Western leaders.  AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANY