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On the road with Syria's rebel motorcycle army

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Members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) ride motorbikes in the village of Azzara on the outskirts of the flashpoint city of Homs, Syria, on June 28, 2012.

Editor's note: These photos of the opposition Free Syrian Army in Azzara, a village on the outskirts of Homs, were taken on Thursday, June 28 and made available to msnbc.com on July 2. 

A member of the FSA stands near the Al-Hosn Crusaders' Citadel on the outskirts of Homs on June 28, 2012.

Agence France Presse reports — The Syrian army kept up its bombardment of rebel neighbourhoods in Homs on Monday, activists said, after 79 people were killed in violence across the country the previous day. 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that more than 16,500 people have been killed in violence since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad broke out in March last year.

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Members of the FSA travel by motorbike in Azzara on June 28, 2012.

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A member of the FSA holds a cigarette for his wounded comrade in the village of Azzara on June 28, 2012.

Warning: This report contains graphic images. Shocking video has emerged of the moment a funeral procession was hit by an explosion in Damascus, killing dozens of people. NBC's Bill Neely reports.