Fun in Damascus...and...
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Fun in Damascus...and...
Your Middle East
Last updated: October 8, 2014

Extra extra! Photos from new entertainment park in Damascus! (...plus some war photos)

Banner Icon According to a BBC article, President Bashar al-Assad's feared younger brother, Maher, is thought to be a key financier behind the $35m development called Uptown, which includes an amusement park. It's located in the capital. We picked out a couple of photos from the place – and some other stuff.

cartoonuptown.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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syriacampunhcr.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria2.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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alonekidsyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.

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uptownsyria9.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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carfire.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria10.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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Syria-grief.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria6.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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torturesyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria7.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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streetfoodsyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria12.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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kidgarbagesyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria5.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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killedbabiessyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria3.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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lonelystreetsyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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uptownsyria8.jpg
Uptown Damascus.
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sibilingsyria.jpg
Not Uptown Damascus.
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Wounded_civilians_arrive_at_hospital_Aleppo.jpg
(And finally, also not Uptown Damascus.)

Image credits: AFP, Wikipedia, UNHCR

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