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Sunday, 11 June, 2000, 15:05 GMT 16:05 UK
In pictures: Mourning Assad
Syrians poured out on to the streets of Damascus to express their sorrow at the death of President Assad. Stunned by the passing of their long-serving leader, people crowded around parliament and the presidential palace.

In the streets of Damascus, there were scenes of unrestrained grief
Grief was unrestrained in the streets of Damascus

Damascus
And women wept openly for their late leader

Syrian youth
Among the mourners, a youth tattooed with portraits of the late president and one of his sons

Soldiers on Syrian border
On the Syrian-Jordanian border, Syrian soldiers make their feelings known

Beirut mourning
President Assad was also mourned in Lebanon, where Syria was the main power broker.

In Lebanon, a Beirut resident draped in black sticks posters of the Syrian president to his car
A Beirut resident draped in black attaches posters of the Syrian president to his car

And in the Golan Heights, Druze men at the village of Magdal Shams wave the Syrian flag in sorrow
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