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The Shocking Destruction of Syria's Heritage: Before and After

The Syrian conflict has reduced many of the country's historic sites to rubble.

The ongoing war in Syria has caused irreparable damage to both the people and its cultural patrimony. From the Great Mosque of Aleppo to the once-bustling markets of Homs, the country has been destroyed by five years of internal conflict.

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Before: The Umayyad Mosque, or Great Mosque, of Aleppo.
Before: The Umayyad Mosque, or Great Mosque, of Aleppo. Photo:Bernard Gagnon / Wiki Commons
After: The Great Mosque in rubble.
After: The Great Mosque in rubble. Photo:Reuters
Before: A street scene in the city of Homs.
Before: A street scene in the city of Homs. Photo:EFE
After: A street scene in the city of Homs.
After: A street scene in the city of Homs. Photo:EFE
Before: A view of Tishreen Stadium and neighborhood, Damascus.
Before: A view of Tishreen Stadium and neighborhood, Damascus. Photo:Nouh Hammami / Wikimedia Commons
A boy walks past a damaged building in the rebel-held Tishreen neighborhood of Damascus, March 14, 2016.
A boy walks past a damaged building in the rebel-held Tishreen neighborhood of Damascus, March 14, 2016. Photo:Reuters
Before: A view of the Roman-era temple in the ancient city of Palmyra.
Before: A view of the Roman-era temple in the ancient city of Palmyra. Photo:EFE
After: An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media Aug. 25, 2015, purports to show the destruction of Palmyra.
After: An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media Aug. 25, 2015, purports to show the destruction of Palmyra. Photo:Reuters
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