Syrian regime supporters flash the V-victory sign as they hold up a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally at Umayyad Square in Damascus, Syria. Wednesday Oct. 26, 2011. Some thousands of Syrians packed the square Wednesday in a show of support for embattled President Bashar Assad, a few hours ahead of a visit by senior Arab officials probing ways to start a dialogue between the regime and the opposition.

The Regime

November 7, 2011 / 22m

Season 2011: Episode 3

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Photo: (AP Photo/ Bassem Tellawi)

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A profile of the dictator who has managed to hold on longer than any amidst the Arab unrest — President Bashar al-Assad.