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Protesters shout slogans as they protest against the weekend massacre of Houla, in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, 31 May 2012. A massacre was reported in the central Syrian city of Houla over the weekend, however the government in Damascus denied responsibility. UN observers confirmed on the weekend after visiting Houla that 108 people had died in the town - about one-third of them children - in what activists said was shelling by government forces. Photo by Ashraf Amra