Children explore the ruins of the Old City of Aleppo.
Large parts of the Old City of Aleppo were damaged in the fighting. (Nabih Bulos / Los Angeles TImes)
Mohammad Dawaleebi and his family live in one of the old markets in Aleppo. He lost his house in the fighting. “We have nowhere else to go,” he said.
One of the many markets in the Old City of Aleppo, this one relatively intact despite the four years of fighting in the city.
East Aleppo suffered the most extensive damage in the fighting. (Nabih Bulos / Los Angeles TImes)
The courtyard of the citadel, once a no man’s land of dueling snipers, now hosts a large #Believe_In_Aleppo sign and portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Restoration efforts in Aleppo’s Old City involve sifting through dirt and rubble to find and tag ancient chunks of rock.
A walkway near Khan al Sabun, one of the many areas of Aleppo’s Old City quarter that suffered damage in the fighting.