Two pictures show the minaret (top) of Aleppo's ancient Umayyad mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on April 16, 2013, and the rubble (bottom) after it was blown up on April 24, 2013.
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Syrians drive past government billboards in the capital of Damascus on Saturday, as a partial cease-fire — the first major truce of the five-year war — takes hold. Guns fell silent at midnight in suburbs around the capital and the bomb-scarred northern city of Aleppo.
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Syrian refugees hang out at the Elbeyli Refugee Camp in southern Turkey, near the border with Syria. Turkey has absorbed 2.6 million Syrian refugees in recent years, but has recently closed its borders despite tens of thousands of Syrians who are trying to flee their homeland.
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Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during a Dec. 11 interview in Damascus with the Spanish news agency EFE. In his latest interview, he blames foreign powers and "terrorists" for the country's civil war and says he still hopes to put the country back together.
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Damaged vehicles are seen at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Zahraa neighborhood of Homs in central Syria. The city is almost completely controlled by the Syrian government, and has regularly been targeted by attacks.
Turkish forensic teams inspect the scene of Wednesday's explosion in Ankara, after a car bombing that targeted military vehicles. Turkey says a Syrian national carried out the attack.
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A hospital in Idlib province was destroyed Monday in what Massimiliano Rebaudengo, MSF's head of mission in Syria, calls "a deliberate attack on a health structure."
Doctors Without Borders