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Aleppo under siege

A man covered with dust walks at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo.

 REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A man covered with dust walks at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A man covered with dust walks at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Men ride a tricycle as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Men ride a tricycle as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Men ride a tricycle as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Men wash the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Men wash the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Men wash the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Smoke rises after air strikes on rebel-controlled besieged eastern Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Smoke rises after air strikes on rebel-controlled besieged eastern Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Smoke rises after air strikes on rebel-controlled besieged eastern Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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An injured woman walks at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

An injured woman walks at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

An injured woman walks at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Rebel fighters ride on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon as they drive in a rebel-held area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Rebel fighters ride on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon as they drive in a rebel-held area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Rebel fighters ride on a pick-up truck mounted with a weapon as they drive in a rebel-held area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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People walk near the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People walk near the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People walk near the blood stained ground after strikes on rebel-held besieged al-Zebdieh district, in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Civilians carry their belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Civilians carry their belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Civilians carry their belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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A man covered with dust stands at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A man covered with dust stands at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A man covered with dust stands at a site hit by an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Ansari neighborhood of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Civilians carry their belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
 REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Civilians carry their belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Civilians carry their belongings as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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People ride on a pick-up truck as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People ride on a pick-up truck as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People ride on a pick-up truck as they flee deeper into the remaining rebel-held areas of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Smoke rises after strikes on the rebel-held besieged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Smoke rises after strikes on the rebel-held besieged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Smoke rises after strikes on the rebel-held besieged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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People carry their belongings as they flee the Kadi Askar area towards Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, in rebel-held besieged Kadi Askar area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People carry their belongings as they flee the Kadi Askar area towards Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, in rebel-held besieged Kadi Askar area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People carry their belongings as they flee the Kadi Askar area towards Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, in rebel-held besieged Kadi Askar area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Smoke rises near Bustan al-Qasr crossing point in a government controlled area, during clashes with rebels in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Smoke rises near Bustan al-Qasr crossing point in a government controlled area, during clashes with rebels in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Smoke rises near Bustan al-Qasr crossing point in a government controlled area, during clashes with rebels in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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People carry their belongings as they flee Kadi Askar area towards the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, in rebel-held besieged Kadi Askar area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People carry their belongings as they flee Kadi Askar area towards the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, in rebel-held besieged Kadi Askar area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

People carry their belongings as they flee Kadi Askar area towards the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood, in rebel-held besieged Kadi Askar area of Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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A Russian soldier stands near a bus carrying people who came back to inspect their homes in government controlled Hanono housing district in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A Russian soldier stands near a bus carrying people who came back to inspect their homes in government controlled Hanono housing district in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A Russian soldier stands near a bus carrying people who came back to inspect their homes in government controlled Hanono housing district in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Children that came back with their families to check their homes ride a pick-up truck near damaged buildings in goverment controlled Hanono housing district in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Children that came back with their families to check their homes ride a pick-up truck near damaged buildings in goverment controlled Hanono housing district in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Children that came back with their families to check their homes ride a pick-up truck near damaged buildings in goverment controlled Hanono housing district in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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A general view shows rising smoke after strikes on Aleppo city. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A general view shows rising smoke after strikes on Aleppo city. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

A general view shows rising smoke after strikes on Aleppo city. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Rebel fighters stand near a damaged bus used as a barricade in the rebel-held besieged Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of Aleppo. The graffiti on the bus reads in Arabic: "Aleppo is tired mother...19/10/2016 and we still want freedom." REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Rebel fighters stand near a damaged bus used as a barricade in the rebel-held besieged Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of Aleppo. The graffiti on the bus reads in Arabic: "Aleppo is tired mother...19/10/2016 and we still want freedom." REUTERS/Abdalrhman...more

Rebel fighters stand near a damaged bus used as a barricade in the rebel-held besieged Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood of Aleppo. The graffiti on the bus reads in Arabic: "Aleppo is tired mother...19/10/2016 and we still want freedom." REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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A rebel fighter carries food while riding a bicycle and carrying his weapon on his back in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A rebel fighter carries food while riding a bicycle and carrying his weapon on his back in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A rebel fighter carries food while riding a bicycle and carrying his weapon on his back in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Men ride damaged vehicles with no windshields in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Men ride damaged vehicles with no windshields in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

Men ride damaged vehicles with no windshields in a rebel-held besieged area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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A curtain hangs out a hole in the wall in a damaged building in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A curtain hangs out a hole in the wall in a damaged building in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail

A curtain hangs out a hole in the wall in a damaged building in rebel-held besieged old Aleppo. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail
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Syrian government soldiers gather in Al-Haidariya neighbourhood after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Syrian government soldiers gather in Al-Haidariya neighbourhood after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Syrian government soldiers gather in Al-Haidariya neighbourhood after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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An abandoned child stroller is seen near damaged vehicles which were used as barricades in Hanano housing district after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

An abandoned child stroller is seen near damaged vehicles which were used as barricades in Hanano housing district after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

An abandoned child stroller is seen near damaged vehicles which were used as barricades in Hanano housing district after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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Damaged buildings are pictured near al-Sheehan roundabout after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Damaged buildings are pictured near al-Sheehan roundabout after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Damaged buildings are pictured near al-Sheehan roundabout after government forces took control of the area in Aleppo. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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