In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, Syrians walk past an attached poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, at a popular market in Damascus, Syria. Syria has bounced back from years of ... more 
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, Syrians walk past an attached poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, at a popular market in Damascus, Syria. Syria has bounced back from years of international isolation and is wielding its influence in crises around the Middle East, shrugging off U.S. attempts to pull it away from its alliances with Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bassem Tellawi
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 3:47 AM EST