Aleppo, Syria

Profile: Aleppo, Syria's second city

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is in the grip of the country's civil war. Government attack helicopters and fighter jets circle the city’s skies as rebel factions entrench themselves in Aleppo’s old town and sections of the city’s suburbs.

The Old Souk, Aleppo. Above in 2007 and below in 2013. Photographs: Corbis, Stanley Greene/Noor/Eyevine

Syria's heritage in ruins: before-and-after pictures

The Old Souk, Aleppo. Above in 2007 and below in Photographs: Corbis, Stanley Greene/Noor/Eyevine

More than talk about Aleppo. Do something. Write letters to congress-people asking them to take action. Donate clothes and food to organizations that help out. Educate your friends and family. Donate food and supplies to Doctors Without Boarders. Ask your school to hold an assembly. Rally for donations at your school or church or community center. Take action.

Yes, some are terrible, awful people who have taken countless lives, but what about the children being raised into this horrific dystopia?

Inside Syria: Surviving Aleppo (VIDEO)

As Aleppo continues to deteriorate, many residents are losing patience with an increasingly violent and unrecognizable opposition.

Projects from 68 countries have been shortlisted for awards at World Architecture Festival 2017, including a plant-covered hotel and a museum in Palestine

World Building of the Year 2017 shortlist announced

Projects from 68 countries have been shortlisted for awards at World Architecture Festival 2017, including a plant-covered hotel and a museum in Palestine

Aleppo Today TV becomes vital news source amid Syria's chaos - Amid the chaos of flying bullets, roaming checkpoints guarded by gunmen, and the constant threat of a street battle erupting around the corner at any moment, a new underground television channel has become must-see TV for residents of Aleppo, Syria. By Gul Tuysuz, CNN.

Aleppo Today TV becomes vital news source amid Syria's chaos

Aleppo Today TV becomes vital news source amid Syria's chaos - Amid the chaos of flying bullets, roaming checkpoints guarded by gunmen, and the constant threat of a street battle erupting around the corner at any moment, a new underground television channel has become must-see TV for residents of Aleppo, Syria. By Gul Tuysuz, CNN.

Thursday, January 14: Aleppo, Syria A Syrian man walks with his son among ruins after a Russian airstrike hit a school in Aleppo, Syria on Jan. 13, 2016.  -    © Ibrahim Ebu Leys/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

ALEPPO, SYRIA - JANUARY A Syrian man walks with his son among ruins after Russian airstrike hits a school at Zibdiyye neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria on January (Photo by Ibrahim Ebu Leys/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

It took extreme measures to save the zoo’s last survivors from one of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

It took extreme measures to save the zoo’s last survivors from one of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

2013, Spot News. 3rd prize stories. Javier Manzano.  Kamal—the father of an eight-year-old girl who was fatally wounded, along with her brother Hamed—cries while being treated at a local hospital in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo. The family was wounded by fire from a regime jet, in an eastern neighborhood of the city.

Kamal, the father of an eight-year-old girl who was fatally wounded along with his son Hamed (sitting at left on background), cries while being treated in a local hospital in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo on October (Javier Manzano/AFP/Getty Images

Second Prize, Spot News: This picture by Italian photographer Fabio Bucciarelli a Free Syrian Army fighter taking up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district in October 2012, Aleppo, Syria

The defining images of 2012: Stunning pictures from the World Press Photo Awards capture every extreme of human life, from Olympic glory to Indian poverty to despair in war-torn Gaza

Prize Spot News Stories, 10 October Aleppo, Syria Fabio Bucciarelli, Italy, Agence France-Presse A Free Syrian Army fighter takes up a position during clashes against government forces in the Sulemain Halabi district.

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