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Assad visits Damascus education centre

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad paid a surprise visit to an educational centre in the capital Damascus on Wednesday, the presidency said on its official Facebook page.

A handout picture from the Syrian Presidency Media Office shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (R) speaking with a Syrian man during his surprise visit to the Educational Centre for Fine Arts in the capital Damascus on March 20, 2013. Credit: AFP

“President Assad made a surprise visit to the Educational Centre for Fine Arts where the education ministry was honouring the families of students who were martyred as a result of terrorist acts, to honour the parents himself,” the presidency wrote, alongside photos of Assad at the centre. - Sapa-AFP

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