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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) visits Maaloula town, northeast of Damascus April 20, 2014, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA. REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters
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