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Bashar al-Assad

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Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's Jennifer Ludden profiles Bashar al-Assad. Today, Syria's ruling Baath party unanimously elected the 35-year-old opthamologist as its new leader paving the way for him to succeed his father as president.