The National Bloc upon returning from talks with the French government in September 1936

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The Bloc leaders are pictured at the balcony of government headquarters in Marjeh Square, known as the Grand Serail. From left to right: Emir Mustapha al-Shihabi, Jamil Mardam Bey, Fares al-Khury, President Hashem al-Atasi, Saadallah al-Jabiri, Edmond Homsi, Fakhri al-Barudi, wearing the uniform of the para-military Steel Shirts, which he founded in March of the same year.