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Syrian revolutionaries are using every weapon at their disposal to resist the regime of Bashar al-Assad - including cartoons. In the comic strip reproduced above, Bashar al-Assad tickles the sleeping dragon of sectarianism, only for it to swallow him whole. In this case, a picture paints a complex political situation.

As the regime has heavily censored the press for years, Syrian artists have a long tradition of using metaphorical imagery to convey dissent. Now, as the armed struggle intensifies, that creative artistry has been unleashed.

Check out the Comic4Syria facebook group for more cartoons.