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In pictures: Aleppo’s thriving past and destroyed present

Syria’s second largest city Aleppo has been headlining news with its bombardment at the hands of air strikes and chaos

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Syria’s second largest city Aleppo has been headlining news with its bombardment at the hands of air strikes and chaos. Before the war, the city was the heart of Syrian tourism with its historical land sites, mosques and souks.

Here are pictures showing Aleppo’s thriving past compared to its destroyed present: