A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah group holds pictures of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah (L), Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) and slain Hezbollah commander Imad Mughnieh (bottom-C) during a rally in southern Beirut to denounce a film mocking Islam on September 17, 2012. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who made a rare public appearance at the rally, has called for a week of protests across the country over the low-budget, US-made film, describing it as the 'worst attack ever on Islam.' AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EID
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.