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In pictures: Memories of pre-war Syria

© Alain Homsi

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-03-14

Many of Syria’s architectural and archaeological treasures have been destroyed during the country’s three-year civil war. A new photography exhibition in Paris highlights these places as they were before the bloody conflict.

Alain Homsi, a Syrian native currently living in France, took the photos during several visits to his home country in the late 2000s.

Many of the photos are very personal to Hosni, often reminding him of his family members and childhood in Damascus.

The exhibition also includes many Muslim and Christian buildings, bittersweet reminders of a past when Syrians of all religious backgrounds lived in greater tolerance.

To see excerpts from Hosni’s exhibition, click on the slideshow below. “Memories of Syria” is being presented at the Maison d’Europe et d’Orient in Paris from March 24 to 28.

Date created : 2014-03-14

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