Bashar Al-Assad is the president of Syria, a position he inherited upon his father's death in 2000. It is an interesting way to come by a presidential position, and indeed Syrian politics seems to be heavily influenced by family relations. There exists a considerable personal cult connected to the president and his family, and his image can be seen literally everywhere. In shop windows, ornamenting cars, on public buildings, on frigde magnets, you can even buy stickers saying "I Love Bashar"
Here but a small selection of images on display throughout the country, enjoy :-)
Postscript summer 2011:
This summer's awful events in Syria just goes to prove the dictatorial nature of Al-Assads regime. Great kudos to the brave Syrians fighting for democracy and basic human rights!