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This undated photo posted on the official Instagram account of the Syrian Presidency purports to show Bashar Assad visiting with soldiers in Baba Armr, Homs province, Syria, in 2012. Amid the carnage from the Syrian civil war, President Bashar Assad has embraced every tool at his disposal including social media to project confidence and transmit his message to dedicated fans, most recently on the popular photo-sharing service Instagram posting pictures of himself and his glamorous wife surrounded by idolizing crowds.(AP Photo/Syrian Presidency via Instagram)