Category Archives: Syria

Easily Confused (42) Convoys

Cool convoy: Suspicious convoy: Terrifying convoy:

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ISIS recruiting more German fighters

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Sad Things (12) Terror Transparency

ISIS, the terrorist organization from┬áSyria and Iraq, publish an annual report detailing all their attacks, expenses, acquisitions, strategic goals, new recruits and so on. They even have fancy infographics. You can download the full report here (PDF, 410 pages). The … Continue reading

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Easily Confused (37) Aleppo

Old Aleppo: New Aleppo:

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Easily Confused (35) Perished Cities

Old cities, whose ruins we visit, wondering how erstwhile grand and important cities could cease to exist: Aleppo, Syria: (Diesen Vergleich gibt es auch auf Deutsch.)

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A Nap at the Mosque

The most practical use offered by mosques is that they are a place of silence. Weary travellers may even use them to take a nap. I took this photo on my first trip to Iran in 2008/2009. This is Jameh … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2013 – four perspectives

10 December 2013, Oslo, Norway: The hitherto largely unknown Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) receives the Nobel Peace Prize, is happy about the free publicity, the effects of which surpass those of all its previous image campaigns, … Continue reading

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