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A panorama of Damascus
Image: Mikhail Alaeddin/Sputnik/dpa/picture alliance


Damascus is the capital of Syria, located in the country's southwest. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and was a key site for the 2011 uprisings that preceded the Syrian Civil War.

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