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This image released by the Syrian Presidency shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, in Damascus, Syria. Putin's visit is the second to the war-torn country where his troops have been fighting alongside Syrian government forces since 2015.

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A Syrian soldier tosses a training grenade at a tank during military exercises led by Russian military advisers at a military base about 50-kilometers away from Damascus, Syria.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, third from right, prays on the first day of the the Eid al-Adha, at Afram Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, fourth from left, prays on the first day of Eid al-Adha at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria.

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Syrian President Bashar Assad, second from left, prays on the first day of Eid al-Adha at al-Rawda mosque, in Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian army soldier holds his AK-47 rifle with stickers showing President Bashar Assad and Arabic that reads, "Heroes of Assad's Syria," as he stands guard at a check point at the Hamadiyah market, named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian street vendor sells cold drinks from a traditional juice dispenser at the Hamadiyah market, named after the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II, in the Old City of Damascus, Syria.

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Men pose for a picture as they sit in the street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.

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A man rides his bicycle through rubble in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.

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Syrians watch the World Cup soccer final match between France and Croatia at their home, that was partially destroyed by the war leaving two of its rooms without a ceiling, in the town of Ain Terma, in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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A US missile streaks the Damascus night sky on April 14

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A man walks just meters away from where the alleged chemical weapons attack occurred in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria. The survivors blamed the attack on the Army of Islam, the powerful rebel group that controlled the town before it was taken over by Syrian government forces this week, although they did not offer evidence to back up their claims.

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Syrian authorities distribute bread, vegetables and pasta to residents in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria.

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A man rides past destruction in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said that his country is "fully ready" to cooperate with the fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that's in Syria to investigate the alleged chemical attack that triggered U.S.-led airstrikes.

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A Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was attacked by U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria.

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Syrian government supporters wave Syrian, Iranian and Russian flags as they chant slogans against U.S. President Trump during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian soldier holds up his weapon during demonstrations following a wave of U.S., British and French military strikes to punish President Bashar Assad for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria. Hundreds of Syrians are demonstrating in the landmark square in the Syrian capital, waving victory signs and honking their car horns in a show of defiance.

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Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.

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Missiles streak across the Damascus skyline as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital.

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The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early.

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Explosions lit up the skies with anti-aircraft fire, over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria.

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Damascus skies erupt with missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital Syria.

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Damascus is seen as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a bus carrying civilians who were released by the Army of Islam group that were held them since 2013, in Damascus, Syria.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, soldiers and residents salute civilians after they were released by the Army of Islam group that had held them since 2013, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian state media is reporting that dozens of civilians who had been held for years by a rebel group near the capital Damascus have been freed.

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This image released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack collapsed on the floor of a building in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian rescuers and medics say a poison gas attack on Douma has killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce.

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People holding pictures of victims of the airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, gather during a rally outside the Russian Consulate in Istanbul. Scores of people have gathered chanting Syrian songs and slogans denouncing a Syrian government forces' bombing campaign that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites.

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a civil defense worker helping a wounded man after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria.

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows civil defense workers carrying a wounded man after airstrikes hit a rebel-held suburb near Damascus, Syria.

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This photo provided by the Ghouta Media Center, a Syrian activist media group, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government shelling of the rebel-held Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Activists and monitoring groups reported airstrikes in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama provinces, as well as clashes between rebels and pro-government forces in northern Syria and on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, greeting Syrians following the prayers of the first day of Eid al-Adha, at Bilal mosque in the western Qalamoun town of Qarat, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Damascus, Syria.

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This frame grab from video provided by the Ghouta Media Center, a Syrian activist media group, shows smoke and debris rising after a Syrian government ground-to-ground rocket strikes the opposition-held town of Ain Terma, in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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This frame grab from video provided by Ahrar al-Sham, Syrian militant group outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows fighters from Ahrar al-Sham militant group celebrate after they took some positions from the Syrian government forces, in an eastern neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.

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This image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the scene after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle at a military checkpoint at the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab suburb, Damascus.

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This image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian citizens gather at the scene where a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle at a military checkpoint at the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab suburb, Damascus.

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Syrians gather in the Marjeh square in Damascus. The Syrian government and the main umbrella for Syrian opposition and rebel groups announced they both conditionally accept a proposed U.S.-Russian cease fire that the international community hopes will bring them back to the negotiating table in Geneva for talks to end the war.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather where three bombs exploded in Sayyda Zeinab, a predominantly Shiite Muslim suburb of the Syrian capital. The triple bombing claimed by the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 45 people near the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday, overshadowing an already shaky start to what are meant to be indirect Syria peace talks.

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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, center foreground, is sworn-in for his third in Damascus.

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In this June 5, 2014 photo, patrons listen to Ahmad Laham, a professional storyteller, as he reads passages from a book at the al-Nofara café in Damascus, Syria. Throughout its 300-year existence, the al-Nofara café in Damascus’ stone-built Old City has always had a hakawati telling stories during evening gatherings.

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A snow covered Damascus. Blustery storm, dubbed Alexa, brought gusty winds, torrential rains and heavy snowfall to most parts of Syria and the entire Middle East.

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