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A tale of two cities: satellite images show contrasting fortunes of Aleppo's citizens

While life remains relatively calm in the western half of the Syrian city, the rebel-controlled east has been almost obliterated, new UN pictures show At first glance, Aleppo, from high above, looks the same as it has for hundreds of years, a sprawl of concrete and stone across the brown plains of northern Syria. Looking more closely, though, it is clear four years of war have taken a withering toll on one of the world’s oldest cities, particularly the rebel-held east, the extensive damage to which is obvious even from space.
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