Aleppo

A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing...A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman   (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)

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A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels’ control, and the Al-Masharqa neighbourhood in Syria, an area controlled by the Assad regime

A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a mirror to monitor the movements of the forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Qastal al-Harami neighborhood...A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a mirror to monitor the movements of the forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Qastal al-Harami neighborhood August 8, 2013

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A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a mirror to monitor the movements of the forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s Qastal al-Harami neighbourhood

Girl sitting with Syrian Army fighters holds up a gun, along a street in Aleppo...A girl sitting with Syrian Army fighters holds up a gun, along a street in Aleppo August 1, 2013. Picture taken August 1, 2013. REUTERS/ Loubna Mrie (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST)

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A girl holds up a gun with Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo, Syria Read more

A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district...A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district July 15, 2013. Picture taken July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman  (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district

A Syrian youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern city of Aleppo on July 12, 2013. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad al-Assi has backed calls for a truce from UN chief Ban Ki-Moon during the holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims the world over gather with family over festive meals after sunset when they can break the dawn-to-dusk fast.

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A youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Jarba has backed UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s call for a truce during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims the world over gather with their families over festive meals after sunset to break the dawn-to-dusk fast.

A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a chair as he holds his weapon inside the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo...A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a chair as he holds his weapon inside the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo July 8, 2013. Picture taken July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a chair as he holds his weapon inside the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo Read more

Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks...Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo, on July 8, 2013. Syria's rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government. AFP PHOTO/STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo on Monday. Syria’s rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government Read more

A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo...A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo, July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT)

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A Free Syrian Army fighter relaxes on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo, Syria on Wednesday

Abu al-Taib, the leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, demonstrates to female members as he holds a gun during a military training in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.    REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.

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Abu al-Taib, leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, during a military training for female fighters in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo on Tuesday

A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo...A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo June 24, 2013.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday Read more