epa03017800 Syrian protesters display a giant portrait of President Bashar Assad during a pro-government rally at Sabe Bahrat square in downtown Damascus, Syria, 28 November 2011. According to media sources, thousands of supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rallied on 28 November across the country to protest the Arab League sanctions imposed on Damascus. Arab League foreign ministers endorsed on 27 November a package of economic sanctions against the Syrian government over its relentless clampdown against opposition. EPA/YOUSSEF BADAWI