Bashar al-Assad

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People watch Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad making a... News PhotoBashar al-Assad,Damascus,Government,Horizontal,Making,People,Politics,Speech,Store,Syria,Watching TVPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople watch Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad making a public address on the state-run Syrian TV, on January 6, 2013 in a shop in Damascus. Bashar al-Assad in a rare speech Sunday denounced the opposition as 'slaves' of the West and called for a national dialogue conference to be followed by a referendum on a national charter and parliamentary elections. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)