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Exiled Syrians put on dance performance at Paris art festival

Posters denouncing the government of Bashar al-Assad, paintings on Syrian jails and choreography to evoke the trauma … These artists in exile have Syria in their skin and they tell through their work, by commitment or because they do not know any other way to express their stories. Their work was presented at the third edition of the festival “Syrien n’est fait” in Paris, at Les Grand Voisins (14th), organized by the NGO ASML / Syria.

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Street by street, gutted Syrian town begins reconstruction

Syrians remove rubble from the streets of Harasta as locals try to rebuild homes destroyed in the town outside Damascus which was held for nearly five years by armed rebels.

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Street by street, gutted Syrian town begins reconstructio

Syrians remove rubble from the streets of Harasta as locals try to rebuild homes destroyed in the town outside Damascus which was held for nearly five years by armed rebels.

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After a long absence, expat Syrians return to their home village

Syrians who left the Christian village of Fairouzah and expatriated to the US due to raging conflict in nearby Homs city spend time with their families after travelling home.

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Displaced Syrians from Daraa stuck on the Syria-Jordan border

Syrians who fled regime strikes on Daraa province wait to cross the Syria-Jordan border at a make-shift camp near Nasib, in southern Syria.

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Displaced Syrians find relief in tent-side World Cup screenings

At a camp for the displaced in northern Syria, men and boys huddled near a projector to watch some of the world’s best footballers play on the side of a tent. For these soccer enthusiasts uprooted by Syria’s seven-year war, World Cup games such as these offer brief respite from their woes and the daily grind at the camp.

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After military wins, Syrians root for ally Russia in World Cup

Syrians sell country flags of competing countries ahead of the start of the World Cup at a market in Damascus while others sell satellite connections to watch the games. The flags of usual favourites Argentina, Germany, and Brazil are still displayed prominently, but years of steadfast Russian support to Syria’s war-weary government has earned it newfound football fandom.

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Syrians clear up the aftermath following air strikes on Binnish

Syrians clear the rubble following reported air strikes on the northwestern Syrian town on Binnish in the mostly rebel-held Idlib province.