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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016.  / AFP / JOSEPH EID        (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016.  / AFP / JOSEPH EID        (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

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