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In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years

It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east.

In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrian women take pictures as they ride a train travelling through Aleppo's devastated eastern districts for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrians leave a train at Aleppo's main Baghdad railway station on January 25, 2017 after riding across the city for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
A train travels through Aleppo's devastated eastern districts for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrian children look at a train travelling through Aleppo's devastated eastern districts for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrians board a train at Aleppo's Jibreen station, on the city's eastern outskirts, for a one-hour round trip on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
A Syrian man peers out the window as he sits in a train travelling through east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrians sit in a train travelling through east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrian railway workers wait for a train to leave Aleppo's Jibreen station, on the city's eastern outskirts, for a one-hour round trip on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
A train travels through Aleppo's devastated eastern districts for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrian men peer out the window as they ride a train travelling through Aleppo's devastated eastern districts for the first time in more than four years, on January 25, 2017. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
Syrians take pictures of a train arriving at Aleppo's main Baghdad railway station on January 25, 2017 as passengers rode across the city for the first time in more than four years. It is the train's first such trip since rebels overran east Aleppo in the summer of 2012, effectively dividing the northern city into a regime-held west and a rebel-controlled east. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Syrians riding train across the east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years
A Syrian man peers out the window as he rides a train travelling through Aleppo, on January 25, 2017. Hundreds of Syrians rode a train across east Aleppo for the first time in more than four years, a month after the army retook the whole city. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)