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War-weary Syrians Try to Find Peace in Holiday Season

As the Syrian civil war rages on, Syrians are nonetheless trying to find ways to celebrate the holidays with joy and hope. In the past, people mostly had personal wishes and resolutions for the New Year. Now things have changed. "My only wish for the new year is stability in Syria," said one young Christian woman, while watching a holiday parade in the streets of the upscale neighborhood of Bab Tuma in Damascus, the capital of war-torn Syria. "We miss the old Syria,...

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