Our trip to Syria this March was completed right on the brink of the start of the protests in the country. During our last few days in Damascus, we witnessed what looked like peaceful rallies both pro and anti government around the old city and around the Souk al Hamadeiya. It was only a day before these protests that these pictures were taken in the exact same areas.
Today 3 months later the scenario has changed to a great extent, with people fleeing to Turkey and Jordan. I wonder if the people we met and interacted with were still there at their stalls, or whether they’d left it all behind.
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