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The ancient silk-road city of Palmyra is located in the Syrian desert and was one of the wealthiest cities in the Near East during its prime. (via Hello! Daily News)

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Portraits of Syrian child refugees – in pictures

Portraits of Syrian child refugees – in pictures | World news | The Guardian

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How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures

Palmyra: a stunning ancient city now under threat from Isis – please bomb the crap out of them before they destroy yet another irreplaceable historic site!

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Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule

Life in the war zone that is Aleppo is peculiarly harsh on children. Childhood has become an irrelevant stage that young locals skip over.

Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia Dating back to the second century BC, the Nabataean archaeological site, also known as Madain Saleh, has long been hidden from foreign visitors in this ultra-conservative kingdom that rarely opens up to tourists. But now the largest and best preserved site of the Nabataean civilisation south of Petra in Jordan is the first Saudi archaeological site to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List Archaeology in the News | The ASOR Blog

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The 20 photographs of the week

The opening of the Rio Olympics, ongoing violence in Syria, elections in South Africa – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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