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A group of Iranians who had been held hostage by Syrian rebels since... News PhotoArrival,Civil War,Conflict,Crisis,Damascus,Horizontal,Hostage,Hotel,Iranian Ethnicity,Prisoner,Rebellion,Syria,Syrian Civil War,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA group of Iranians who had been held hostage by Syrian rebels since early August arrive at a hotel in Damascus after being freed in a prisoner swap on January 9, 2013. A total of 48 Iranians were released in the unprecedented exchange for 2,130 prisoners detained by President Bashar al-Assad's regime, according to several sources. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)