Bechara Boutros al-Rahi

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai greets fellow worshipers following a... News PhotoBechara Boutros al-Rahi,Damascus,Equality,Following,Greeting,Horizontal,Religion,Religious Service,Syria,WorshipperPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMaronite Patriarch Beshara Rai greets fellow worshipers following a service at the Maronite Cathedral of Saint Anthony (Mar Antonios) in Bab Tuma, a predominantly Christian quarter of Damascus, on February 9, 2013. Rai's visit -- the first by a Maronite patriarch since Syrian and Lebanese independence in 1943 -- comes as the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime nears the two-year mark. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)