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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures as he meets with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on August 19, 2009. Assad arrived in Iran to congratulate Ahmadinejad on his re-election and to hold talks with high-ranking officials. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gestures as he meets with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran on August 19, 2009. Assad arrived in Iran to congratulate Ahmadinejad on his re-election and to hold talks with high-ranking officials. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)