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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers celebrate around a statue of Kawa, a mythology figure in Kurdish culture as they prepare to destroy it in city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, early Sunday. Hasan Kirmizitas/AP hide caption

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Burned, twisted metal from motorcycles covered an area where a suicide attacker blew up his small pickup truck outside a security office on Friday in the village of Sousian in northern Syria. AP hide caption

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A Syrian woman carries her belongings past Kurdish fighters as she flees on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says shelling has killed 26 people who were trying to flee eastern Aleppo. AP hide caption

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In this photo taken February 2016, children peer from a partially destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria. Alexander Kots/AP hide caption

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'What Is Aleppo?' There's No Easy Answer

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This photo shows conjoined twins born in Syria on July 23, waiting for lifesaving surgery. Arrangements weren't made in time and the twins died on Wednesday. Courtesty of Syrian American Medical Society hide caption

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Courtesty of Syrian American Medical Society

Wounded 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he was injured during airstrikes targeting Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Children peer from a partially destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria in February. Syria's largest city used to be its economic locomotive, now it is has become an emblem of its stalemated civil war. Alexander Kots/AP hide caption

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Two children whose school was bombed in Aleppo pose in a mock destroyed classroom — set up by the charity Save the Children — outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday, one day before a donor conference aiming to raise money for victims of Syria's war. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was opened on Feb. 26, 2008. Carved into the Arctic permafrost and filled with samples of the world's most important seeds, it's a Noah's Ark of food crops to be used in the event of a global catastrophe. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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