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Syria’s Assad Joins the Presidential Selfie Club

Assad Selfie
This handout picture released by the official Facebook page of Syria's First Lady Asma al-Assad shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) posing for a selfie with a group of youths after casting his vote at a polling station in Maliki, a residential area in the centre of the capital Damascus, in the country's presidential elections on June 3, 2014. AFP/Getty Images

A picture uploaded to the Syrian first lady's Facebook page shows Bashar Assad crowding into the frame with a group of young people as voting begins in the country's presidential election, which Western observers assume will be rigged in Assad's favor

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