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In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham

Bosra al-Sham once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, whose ancient city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. A magnificent 2nd-century Roman theatre, early Christian ruins and several mosques are found within its great walls.

In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A general view shows the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A visitor walks near the Door of Victory in the ancient city of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A general view shows part of the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A general view shows Roman columns in the ancient city of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A general view shows the Fatima Mosque in the ancient city of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
Syrians take a selfie in the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
Syrians ride a motobike past the Rahib Buhayra Monastery in the ancient city of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A general view shows part of the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A visitor walks in the ancient city of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's ancient city of Bosra al-Sham
A man walks on the stage at the ancient Roman amphitheatre of Bosra al-Sham, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in the southern Syrian province of Daraa. (MOHAMAD ABAZEED/AFP/Getty Images)