• The portrait of Antoun Saadeh, the founder of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, inside of the checkpoint, operated by the party members in the old city of Homs
  • A burnt car in the downtown Salhiya district of Damascus, a day after a mortar, launched from the rebel-held area,fell on the street, killing two
  • A woman enters the mausoleum of Zaynab, the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad, in the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in the southern suburbs of Damascus, which is the main Shia shrine in the country.
  • Alaa, 28, studies law by distance education in Beirut, Lebanon. In Damascus, he is a member of one of the Popular Committees, a neighborhood defense group made of people of various religious background.
  • People cross the busy road intersection in Al Qanawat district of Damascus
  • Men hang out in a shop in the Old City of Damascus
  • A man and a woman sit in a neon-lit cabin of a minivan in the Old City of Damascus. Such lightning for the inside of the cars and buses is very popular in Syria
  • Girls look at the shop window at the market street leading to the Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus in the Old City
  • Dana Salim Saba, a bartenders in Russian Night bar in downtown Damascus, smokes, as she speaks to a customer
  • The Lebanese Shia pilgrims perform the religious practice outside of the mausoleum of Zaynab, the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad, in the Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in the southern suburbs of Damascus, which is the main Shia shrine in Syria, still visited by foreigners despite the conflict.
  • Aya,6, the daughter of Fadi Moukhammad Jdid, 38, a so-called <i>Martyr</i>, who was killed in January 2014. The Jdid family consisting of his widow and three kids leaves in Mezzeh 86, poor Alawi-dominated area of Damascus, from where many men left for the army.
  • People pass a closed fashion store in the downtown Salhiya district of Damascus.
  •  People walk by the market street leading to the Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus in the Old City
  • Lebanese news are being shown on a TV in a restaurant in Sayyidah Zaynab in the southern suburbs of Damascus, mostly attended by Lebanese pilgrims, who come to pray at Sayyidah Zaynab mosque, the main Shia shrine in Syria, where the foreigners did not stop to come even because of the civil war, even though their amount dropped severely. According to the Shia tradition, the mosque contains the grave of Zaynab, the granddaughter of the prophet Muhammad.
  • A man is sitting at a bus stop at May 29 street (above Yusef Al-'Azmeh Square in the commercial district) in Damascus.
  • The house in Baba Amr district of Homs, where, according to the locals, journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik stayed when they were killed in February 2012 while covering the siege of Homs.
  • Mouhammad Amin Moustafa, 43, a local man from in Baba Amr district of Homs, who took care of the bodies of journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik when they were killed in February 2012 while covering the siege of Homs.
  • Saefo Al-Ebrahim, 47 (L) and Maysaa Bador, 40, at the grave of their son Shadi Saef El-Ebrahim at the Martyrs of Fydros cemetery in the Alawi-dominated al-Zahra area of Homs. Shadi was 17 when he was killed on 25/4/2012 in the village of Al-Beida while serving in the national defense.
  • First graders in Homs Al-Mahzoumia school in the government-controlled Alawi-dominated neighborhood chant "We love Russia, we hate America and Israel". Same school was the subject of the explosion two weeks after. My minder reported that 45 kids died. News gave smaller figures.
  • A destroyed street in Baabi Sba neighborhood of Homs

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