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Daily life in Damascus

A selection of photos depicting daily life in the crisis-torn Syrian capital

Daily life in Damascus
Syrian schoolchildren walk back home at the end of the school day in the capital Damascus on November 7, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daily life in Damascus
Syrians feed pigeons at Marjeh Square in the capital Damascus on November 7, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daily life in Damascus
A Syrian man smokes a cigarette in the capital Damascus on November 7, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daily life in Damascus
A Syrian woman talks on her mobile phone in central Damascus on November 7, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daily life in Damascus
A Syrian man rides his motorcycle with his son in the northern Syrian town of Atareb in the Aleppo province on November 7, 2012. More than 37,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria's anti-regime revolt in March 2011, with over 1,000 dead in the past week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daily life in Damascus
A Syrian boy carries bread in the northern Syrian town of Atareb in the Aleppo province on November 7, 2012. More than 37,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria's anti-regime revolt in March 2011, with over 1,000 dead in the past week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Daily life in Damascus
Syrian children play on the rubble of buildings in the northern Syrian town of Atareb in the Aleppo province on November 7, 2012. More than 37,000 people have been killed since the outbreak of Syria's anti-regime revolt in March 2011, with over 1,000 dead in the past week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/Getty Images)