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The World This Week - July 20th, 2012 (part 2)

We focus on the deepening strife in Syria after a week of raging street battles in the capital Damascus for the first time in the country's 17-month uprising. How hard will Assad strike back? We also take stock of the latest fiascos to beset the Olympics Games' organisers a week before the opening ceremony, and ask how London's mayor manages to stay so upbeat.

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  • Anne-Elisabeth Moutet. Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph;
  • Vivienne Walt. Contributor, Time Magazine;
  • Patrick Vignal. Senior Correspondent, Reuters French service;
  • Philippe Moreau Chevrolet. Columnist, Nouvel Observateur.

Produced by Douglas Herbert, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Paul Maakad.

Watch the first part here.

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