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1600 years of pilgrimage: Brad - Mar Maron

The town of Brad, close to Aleppo, is famous for its church founded by St. Maron in 398 AD. Today, close to the ruins of the ancient shrine where the saint was buried, a new church stands to welcome the pilgrims coming from all around the world.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
5 new natural reserves in Lattakia

17 oct - Lattakia, Syrian Coast, (SANA) - Lattakia's governorate is distinguished by its forests which cover about 86.000 hectares, about 37% of the governorate area. These forests enjoy bio, plant and animal diversity which provided a fertile ground for the existence of reserves for the maintenance of natural heritage.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
6th Arab World Conference of Harvard Arab Alumni Association

Mar 17 - 6th Arab World Conference of Harvard Arab Alumni Association (HAAA) was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus.

20/03/2011 - 23:16
7th SOMENA Regional Games: Special Olympics Syria 2010

See more photos about the Special Olympics Syria 2010

01/01/2011 - 12:12
A charity day under many flags

Dec 10 - Embassies of the world gathered at Dedeman hotel Damascus for the International Charity Bazar 2010.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
A Christmas Show

See the best shots of the primetime of Jawket al-Farah Christmas show 2010

01/01/2011 - 12:12
A Grand Khan: Inside Khan As’ad Basha

Khan As'ad Basha is one of the oldest and finest khans in Damascus It was a trade center between the 18th and the early 20th century where it hosted visiting caravans which came from numerous cities across the Middle East. Nowadays it came to new life hosting cultural and private events.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
A marriage not to be

Dec 27 - A bride grieves after the cancellation of her wedding that was to take place in the occupied Golan as she was not permitted to cross the border to live with the groom. Weddings that take place between Syrians living in the Golan to people in Syria are coordinated with the help of the International Committee of Red Cross at the Kuneitra crossing point. The last successful wedding took place in 2008.

01/01/2011 - 12:12
A passion for drums

Inas Halal inherited a passion for drums from her father Rabie, who taught her the percussion until he passed away. Today Inas is the only woman in Syria to play percussions.

Photos by Ibrahim Malla

11/01/2011 - 01:30
A sacred spot: the Umayyad Mosque of Damascus

The Grand Mosque of Damascus– also known as the Umayyad Mosque – lies in the Old City, on a ground that has been considered sacred for at least 3.000 years, first by Arameans, then by Romans, Christian and Muslims. In 2001 pope John Paul II visited the mosque and paid a visit to the relics of John the Baptist contained therein.

01/01/2011 - 12:12