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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai is greeted by supporters as he arrives... News PhotoArrival,Attending,Bechara Boutros al-Rahi,Christianity,Church,Civil War,Cleric,Conflict,Coronation,Crisis,Damascus,Father,Greek Orthodox,Horizontal,Independence,Middle East,Politics,Portrait,Rebellion,Religion,Supporter,Syria,Syrian Civil War,VisitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMaronite Patriarch Beshara Rai is greeted by supporters as he arrives to attend the enthronement of Syria's Greek Orthodox leader Yuhanna X Yazigi at the Holy Cross church in Damascus, during the first visit by a Maronite patriarch since Syrian independence in 1943, on February 10, 2013. Snipers were deployed on the rooftops around the church as dignitaries from Middle East churches arrived for the enthronement. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)