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Syrian Town Pummeled By Air Strikes

Douma is a town about 10 kilometers from the center of Damascus. Currently under the control of Syrian rebels, it has seen heavy fighting. Reuters photographers captured everyday life among the ruins, and were also there during air strikes. Local activists have blamed the attacks on Syrian and Russian planes.


A man carries an injured girl from a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus on November 7.
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A man carries an injured girl from a site hit by what activists said were air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus on November 7.

A man rushes to help people removing a dead body at a site hit the same day.
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A man rushes to help people removing a dead body at a site hit the same day.

Men carry away the body of a dead woman.
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Men carry away the body of a dead woman.

Two days before the attacks, a boy peeks from the ruins of a damaged house.
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Two days before the attacks, a boy peeks from the ruins of a damaged house.

A resident rides his bicycle past what activists said was an exploded cluster bomb.
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A resident rides his bicycle past what activists said was an exploded cluster bomb.

Children in the rubble
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Children in the rubble

Children play on a bicycle among war-damaged buildings...
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Children play on a bicycle among war-damaged buildings...

...And bake bread.
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...And bake bread.

Bloodstained shoes after Syrian government forces fired missiles at a busy marketplace in Douma on October 30
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Bloodstained shoes after Syrian government forces fired missiles at a busy marketplace in Douma on October 30

A rainbow above the ruins of the hospital on October 29
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A rainbow above the ruins of the hospital on October 29

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