Photo Gallery: Blocking Out the War
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Photo Gallery: Blocking Out the War

Damascus Nights Despair and Debauchery in Assad's Capital

Even as war rages around them, residents of Damascus, the capital of Bashar Assad's Syria, seek to tune out the violence. The city's nightlife has blossomed as the country's Russian-backed military has pushed back the front. Those dissidents that remain have been forced into hiding.
Map of Damascus

Map of Damascus

Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
With reporting by Riham Alkousaa