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L’instant Paris Match : Palmyra is more than an open-air museum


Palmyra, its history and its people, must be saved. Sergey Ponomarev photographed daily life there one year ago. Ten days ago, the Islamic State took over a part of the province of Homs, including the ancient city. On Saturday, according to al-Watan, an establishment newspaper, and citing the testimony of locals, on Saturday the Islamic State killed over 250 civilians, mostly women, children and the elderly, by cutting their throats. On Sunday they killed 200 more.

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