Lebanese Shiite Muslim movements' Hezbollah and Amal supporters (not seen) hold a picture of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (L), Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and his late father president Hafez al-Assad (C) in the southern town of Bint Jbeil on September 22, 2012, to protest against a US-made film mocking Islam and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed which were published in a French magazine. Lebanese Muslims, Sunnis and Shiites, took to the streets across the country this past week to vent their anger. AFP PHOTO/MAHMOUD ZAYYAT
Syrian President Bashar Assad (R) receives Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) May 10, 2010 in Damascus, Syria. Medvedev is on a two-day state visit and will hold talks focusing on the bilateral relationship between Syria and Russia, amongst other matters.
Princess Letizia of Spain, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Syrian Arab Republic President Bashar al-Assad, his wife Asma al-Assad, Queen Sofia of Spain and Prince Felipe of Spain pose for photographers at Zarzuela Palace on July 4, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.