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Bag’s Take-Away:Another photo I feel extremely tempted to talk about, but culturally unequipped to — though has the feeling of Western newswire editors (al-Assad as Allah?)playing the mockery card.
(photo: HAITHAM MUSSAWI/AFP/Getty Images caption: Syrian labourers in Lebanon kneel to kiss pictures of their President Bashar al-Assad during a pro-government rally outside the Syrian embassy in Beirut on March 28, 2011 as Assad blamed conspirators for unrest sweeping Syria.