Sep. 30th, 2012

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The Old Souk in Aleppo is on fire. The hamaam in the centre was apparently being used as a rebel base and it's been heavily shelled. It's mostly covered, a rabbit warren of twisting lanes.

Four years ago, and again three years ago on our honeymoon, we were there. It was full of life and people and optimism. Pashazaded bought some beautiful shawls from two teenage kids with a tiny shop. They were brilliant salesmen, with a tiny shop. They told us, in near perfect English, about their hopes to go to university.

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