Uprising in Syria threatens ancient cultural treasures

A Syrian street vendor sits outside Damascus Castle in the old section of Damascus, Syria. Historic mosques, churches and markets have been smashed by shelling and looters have stolen artifacts from excavations and museums.

A Syrian street vendor sits outside Damascus Castle in the old section of Damascus, Syria. Historic mosques, churches and markets have been smashed by shelling and looters have stolen artifacts from excavations and museums.

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