President Hashem al-Atasi attending inauguration of Parliament - December 21, 1936

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Standing behind the speaker's pulpit is Speaker of Parliament Fares al-Khury. Surrounding him are National Bloc MPs Nazem al-Qudsi (Aleppo), Fakhri al-Barudi (Damascus), Tawfiq al-Shishakli (Hama), and Ata al-Ayyubi, the outgoing Prime Minister.