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In this photo released by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, reviews an honor guard at the Syrian Presidential Palace in the capital Damascus, Syria, Saturday, July 17, 2021. In power since 2000, Assad’s re-election in a landslide was not in doubt. His new term starts with the country still devastated by the 10-year war and sliding deeper into a worsening economic crisis. (Syrian Presidency via Facebook via AP)