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In pictures: Life goes on amid the rubble in Aleppo

Ammar Abd Rabbo | Two schoolgirls return home after class in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, June 2013

Photojournalist Ammar Abd Rabbo is presenting a collection of his photos in Paris this week, taken during recent travels to the war-ravaged city of Aleppo in Syria.


The exhibition, showing at the EUROPIA art gallery in Paris between November 4 and 28, comes amid rising French concerns over the fate of the city.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday urged the US-led coalition to “save Aleppo” from both the IS militant group and forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

Moderate rebels seized most of the east of the northern city in July 2012, but they have come under renewed assault in recent months.

“What’s important to me is not to forget Aleppo or the plight of its people. We never talk about the hundreds of thousands who struggle to find food every day and survive this horrible war," Abd Rabbo told FRANCE 24.

Instead of the usual scenes of war repeated in the media, the photographer has endeavored to capture what life is like for children, merchants and soldiers away from the battlefront.

While the world’s attention has shifted to the border-city of Kobane, Abd Rabbo says bombing campaigns on rebel positions has intensified, with devastating consequences for civilians.

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