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Syria's President Assad in rare mosque appearance: TV

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Syria's President Bashar al-Assad made a rare appearance on Sunday to attend prayers at a mosque in the capital Damascus, state television reported. 

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 21, 2013, shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving an interview with the Lebanon-based satellite channel al-Mayadeen, in Damascus

Assad, who has only been seen in public a few times since the Syrian conflict erupted in March 2011, was shown at the Al-Hamad mosque in the capital's northwest for prayers marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

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