In this photo released by Syria’s national news agency, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian first lady Asma Assad vote in the country’s presidential election at a polling station in Maliki, a residential area in the center of the capital Damascus, Syria, on June 3, 2014, Syrians lined up outside polling centers in government-controlled areas around the country to vote Tuesday in the presidential election that Assad is widely expected to win but which the exiled opposition has slammed as a “farce”. UPI

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