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Aleppo residents work to save battle-scarred heritage buildings

The courtyard walls of Umayyad Mosque are so peppered with bullets that it is hard to find a smooth patch of stone larger than the palm of one's hand.

Aleppo, Syria

IN THE rubble-strewn square outside Aleppo's ancient citadel and under the scorched vaults of its covered souk (market), workmen are starting to mend the destruction of a war that has shattered the Syrian city's priceless historical heritage.

About 20 volunteers

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