A parliamentary session in Damascus in 1936.

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Image Source: Saad Taha Kayali Library

Seated in the front row from left to right: Damascus MP Shukri al-Quwatli, Aleppo MP Hussein Ibrahim Pasha, Aleppo MP Saadallah al-Jabiri. We then find an empty seat, probably that of Fares al-Khury who was chairing the session as Speaker of Parliament, followed by President Hashem al-Atasi and Prime Minister Jamil Mardam Bey. Seated two rows behind Saadallah al-Jabiri is Damascus MP and future prime minister, Sabri al-Asali.