Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, waves to journalists as he stands next to the Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday Oct. 21, ... more 
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, left, waves to journalists as he stands next to the Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, 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 8:45 AM EDT