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Syrian in D.C.: "Nobody thought it would last that long"

As the red star of the Syrian flag lifts in a gentle Washington, D.C., breeze, names echo across a loudspeaker. Each name represents a face, a family, a fatal loss in three years of conflict. Now what started with mass protests has left at least 140,000 dead enters its fourth year. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JEHAD AJLANI, FROM DAMASCUS, SAYING: "Nobody thought it would last that long. Without the West intervening, it's going to last a lot longer than that and the casualties will be a lot higher than that." In between prayer and moments of silence, Syrians in the U.S. marked the anniversary with a rally in Lafayette Park, just outside the White House. Holding a sign that says "Freedom for the captured. Free people in the prisons of the oppressive regime," one protester has a message for the U.S. government. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HASSAN ZEIDAN, FROM LATAKIA, SAYING: "If you ask me what I feel, I want to ask that guy who lives inside the White Ho

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