Top officials attending a ceremony in honor of President Shukri al-Quwatli, held by the merchants of the Bzuriyeh Market in Damascus, on August 23, 1943

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The ceremony was held days after President Quwatli was elected to office on August 17. From left to right: President Shukri al-Quwatli, ex-President Hashem al-Atasi, Prime Minister Saadallah al-Jabiri, Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey