The National Bloc at the Baron Hotel in Aleppo in 1932

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Standing in the front from left to right: Ibrahim Hananu, zaim of the National Bloc, its President and founder Hashem al-Atasi, and Fares al-Khury, Dean of the National Bloc. Standing behind Hananu is the young Aleppo chief and future prime minister Saadallah al-Jabiri. Standing in the back are the Hama chief Najib al-Barazi and Nazem al-Qudsi, a young notable from Aleppoo who went on to become president of Syria in the early 1960s