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Revealing Syria’s revolt

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International pressure on President Bashar al-Assad is mounting after months of bloodshed in Syria. Hundreds have been killed this month in one of the bloodiest periods of the revolt, inspired by uprisings which have overthrown leaders in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. With independent journalists banned from covering the uprising, the responsibility of documenting the conflict has fallen to ordinary citizens. It is important to note that Reuters cannot independently verify the content in the following images from inside Syria.

from FaithWorld:

Hungary’s communist leader Kádár summoned priest before dying

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kadarHungary's last communist leader János Kádár met a priest at his own request shortly before he died, former Hungarian Prime Minister Miklós Németh revealed on Tuesday, two decades after Kadar's death.

"Aunt Mariska (Kádár's wife) called me: 'My husband wants a priest' she said," Németh, who headed the country's last Communist-era government in 1988-1990, told Reuters.

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