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The most outrageous and exuberant lingerie in the world comes from a place you might never expect: Syria. Syrian lingerie comes adorned with everything from faux fur, artificial flowers, and feathered birds to plastic toy cell phones.
A Syrian book vendor waits for customers at his street stall in the old city of Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 24, 2011.
September 5, 2013 Do recent events have you wishing for more insight into Syria? Critic Marcela Valdes — with some help from experts on the region — recommends five great reads. From the diaries of a threatened novelist to a study of Syrian lingerie, these books reveal new facets of a complex country.
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