Syria President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for third term

July 16, 2014 11:08 AM

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Syria President Bashar al-Assad sworn in for third term

Bashar al-Assad has been sworn in for a third seven-year term as president of Syria, after an election last month that opponents dismissed as a "farce".

State television broadcast what it said was a live ceremony from the presidential palace in Damascus.

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