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From left to right: ex-President Hashem al-Atasi, Prime Minister Saadallah al-Jabiri, President Shukri al-Quwatli, his palace Secretary-General Muhsen al-Barazi, Speaker of Parliament Fares al-Khury, and Assem al-Naili, bureau chief to Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey.

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Former President Hashem al-Atasi (third from left) with Fares al-Khury, the Speaker of Parliament, and Prince Faisal (later king) of Saudi Arabia on the day of Syrian independence, April 17, 1946.

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In military uniform is his aid-de-camp Suheil al-Ashi, and to his right is Prime Minister Saadallah al-Jabiri.

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Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey signing Syria's independence on April 17, 1946

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President Shukri al-Quwatli declaring Syria independent on April 17, 1946

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A parade in Damascus during the celebrations of independence on April 17, 1946

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A celebration at the Officers Club in Damascus on April 17, 1946

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Young Syrians raising the flag in Aleppo on April 17, 1946

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Indepndence Day - April 17, 1957

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