The First Ladies of Syria and the US in Damascus - 1953

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Eleanor Roosevelt came to Damascus eight years after the passing of her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, who was a friend of Syria. She is chatting her with military strongman, Adib al-Shishakli. Seated next to her is Shishakli's wife, who four months later, was to become the First Lady of Syria: Fatina al-Fanari.