A man votes in Syria's presidential elections
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Syrians vote in controversial presidential election

Syrians have been voting in the country's presidential election.

Voting is only taking place in government-controlled areas, which has led critics to describe the election as a sham.

It is likely that Bashar al-Assad will stay as leader.

The BBC's Middle East editor, Jeremy Bowen, reports from Damascus.

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