People hold a national flag with a picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad during a pro-government rally
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Syrian government resigns amid violence

The Syrian government has resigned, state-run television has said.

President Bashar al-Assad accepted the cabinet's resignation following a meeting on Tuesday.

The resignation is the latest concession by the government aimed at curbing pro-democracy protests in which dozens of people have been killed.

Lina Sinjab reports.

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