Syrian people watch Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad... News PhotoBashar al-Assad,Civil War,Civilian,Crisis,Damascus,Effigy,Government,Horizontal,Making,Middle East,People,Politics,Rebellion,Speech,Syria,Syrian Civil War,TelevisionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSyrian people watch Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad making a public address on the state-run Syrian TV, on January 6, 2013 in Damascus. Bashar al-Assad in a rare speech Sunday denounced the opposition as 'slaves' of the West and called for a national dialogue conference to be followed by a referendum on a national charter and parliamentary elections. AFP PHOTO / LOUAI BESHARA (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)