In pictures: Dubai-based Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj show in Beirut

Model displays a creation of Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess'.
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Syrian Fashion Designer Manal Ajaj (C) poses on the catwalk with male models wearing Syrian Army uniforms at the end of her fashion show 'Jasmin Godess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation by Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation by Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation by Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation inspired by Queen Zenobia, the ancient ruler of Palmyra, and designed by Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation by Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation inspired by Godess Atarghatis, the chief goddess of northern Syria in Classical Antiquity, by Syrian fashion designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation inspired by Princess Elissar and designed by Syrian Fashion Designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation inspired by Julia Domna, the wife of Roman Caesar Ceptimus, and designed by Syrian Fashion Designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.
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A model displays a creation inspired by the Goddess Asherah and designed by Syrian Fashion Designer Manal Ajaj during her fashion show 'Jasmin Goddess' in Beirut.