A dummy dressed up in army fatigue and a mask depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is erected in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of Aleppo, the scene of heavy fighting on January 5, 2013. Saudi Arabia and Egypt called for a peaceful solution to the conflict roiling Syria, but said the terms of a settlement to end the bloodshed there must be defined by the Syrian people. AFP PHOTO/MAURICIO MORALES
Syrian President Bashar Assad (R) receives Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (L) May 10, 2010 in Damascus, Syria. Medvedev is on a two-day state visit and will hold talks focusing on the bilateral relationship between Syria and Russia, amongst other matters.
Princess Letizia of Spain, King Juan Carlos of Spain, Syrian Arab Republic President Bashar al-Assad, his wife Asma al-Assad, Queen Sofia of Spain and Prince Felipe of Spain pose for photographers at Zarzuela Palace on July 4, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.