A sense of stability returns to Aleppo neighborhood
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A sense of stability returns to an Aleppo neighborhood

Aleppo’s Salahuddin neighborhood was divided between opposition and government forces until rebels left in December. Now, many former residents are coming back to see what became of their homes. Others come to pick through the rubble.  (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

Produce vendor Mohammed Abdullah, 42, helps customers from his stand on a rubble-strewn street in east Aleppo’s Shaar district.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

A heavily damaged entrance of the historic souk in Aleppo’s Old City. The government retook Aleppo from rebel forces in December.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

A woman watches her children play at Alkabakim Park in a district of east Aleppo formerly under rebel control. 

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

Schoolgirls visit the Citadel, a medieval fortress in Aleppo’s Old City that has remained in government hands throughout Syria’s civil war.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

Years of clashes and bombardment have left east Aleppo a rubble-strewn disaster zone, but people who left during the fighting are beginning to return.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

An ice cream vendor sells treats to children at Alkabakim Park in east Aleppo.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

Mohammed Doqmaq, 23, smokes on the balcony of his family’s apartment in Aleppo’s Shaar district.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

Street life is returning to Aleppo’s Shaar district since it was retaken from rebel control.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)

Aleppo’s Old City has been deeply scarred by years of war.

 (Liliana Nieto del Rio / For The Times)
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