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The Syrian official news agency SANA released this photo of President Bashar Assad surrounded by supporters after a speech Wednesday in Damascus. "If a battle is imposed on us today, we welcome it," he said. (SANA via Associated Press)

The Syrian official news agency SANA released this photo of President Bashar Assad surrounded by supporters after a speech Wednesday in Damascus. "If a battle is imposed on us today, we welcome it," he said. (SANA via Associated Press)

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