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Hundreds of thousands protest in Syria

BEIRUT — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians poured into the streets of the opposition stronghold Hama on Friday, bolstered by a gesture of support from the American and French ambassadors who visited the city where a massacre nearly 30 years ago came to symbolize the ruthlessness of the Assad dynasty. The visit by U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford drew swift condemnation from the Syrian government,… newsday.com & ExploreLI are now available at no charge to Newsday and Optimum Online® subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or register now. Already registered on newsday.com? Log in Already a subscriber to Newsday or Optimum Online®? Get access Not a Newsday or Optimum Online®…