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Syrian President Bashar Assad joins Instagram

July 31, 2013 at 1:41 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 31 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad has joined photo-sharing site Instagram, posting pictures of himself with sick and elderly citizens.

Assad's Instagram account, syrianpresidency, features photos of the leader comforting sick citizens, feeding the elderly and posing with residents of the country, The Daily Telegraph, Britain, reported Wednesday.

The account also features numerous photos of the president's wife, Asma Assad.

The Instagram account was opened last week amid news the death toll from the Syrian civil war had surpassed 100,000.

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