President Shukri al-Quwatli addressing Parliament in 1943

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Seated behind the President are the Damascus MP Sabri al-Asali, Parliament Speaker Fares al-Khory, the Latakia MP and poet Badawi al-Jabal. Seated before him, from left to right: Prime Minister Ata al-Ayyubi, Emir Mustapha al-Shihabi, Homs MP Faydi al-Atasi, and Naim Antaki.