Prime Minister Ahmad Nami standing with Syrian notables at the gates of the Grand Serail in 1928

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From left to right: Nasuh Babil, publisher of al-Ayyam, Nicolas Chahine, the Chief of Police, a bodyguard, Khalil Rifaat, the deputy Chief of Police, Haqqi al-Azm, the ex-Governor of the State of Damascus, the French High Commissioner Henri Ponsot, Education and Justice Minister Shaker al-Hanbali, Prime Minister Ahmad Nami, Agriculture and Commerce Minister Yusuf al-Hakim, Finance Minister Abdul al-Qadir al-Azm, and Iskandar al-Bustani