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In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra

Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the city from ISIL.

In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged Roman amphitheatre in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows fallen columns at the site of the ancient city of Plamyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, with the Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani Castle, known as Palmyra citadel, appearing in the background. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows a fallen column at the site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows a fallen column capital at the site of the ancient city of Plamyra in central Syria, with the Fakhr-al-Din al-Ma'ani Castle, known as Palmyra citadel, appearing in the background. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syria's damaged ancient city of Palmyra
A picture taken on March 4, 2017 shows the damaged site of the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. Syrian troops backed by Russian jets completed the recapture of the historic city of Palmyra from ISIL group fighters on March 2, 2017, the Kremlin and the army said. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)