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Signs of change in Damascus

April 10th, 2008 · 48 Comments · Uncategorized

It caused controversy when it first went up. A massive billboard was installed a few years ago at the entrance to Souq Al-Hamidiyeh, one of the city’s key tourist sites.

It was a shot of the Syrian flag. But it seems like it had been copied and pasted directly from a Syrian blogger’s work.

Last October, I watched as the flag was finally taken down, to be replaced by a picture of the President, and the words ‘Syria believes in you’.

And now, as Arab Summit got into full swing in Damascus, I get another shock. A huge poster celebrating the event went up.

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