Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, welcomes Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, upon his arrival at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday Oct. 21, 2010. Chavez is on an ... more 
Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, welcomes Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, upon his arrival at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday Oct. 21, 2010. Chavez is on an official visit to Damascus aimed at boosting ties with Syria. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hussein Malla
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 10:04 AM EDT