A delegation of the National Bloc, standing at government headquarters in Marjeh Square in 1939

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Front row (from left to right): Tawfiq al-Shishakli, Lutfi al-Haffar, Fares al-Khury, Nuri al-Ftayyeh, and Fakhri al-Barudi. Standing between Haffar and Khury is Nazim al-Qudsi, who became president of Syria in 1961-1963. Between Khury and Ftayyeh is the Aleppo notable, Jamil Ibrahim Pasha, and between Ftayyeh and Barudi is the Damascus notable, George Sihnawi.