Before and after: Ancient temple in Palmyra destroyed by Islamic State fighters
Mar 28, 2016 | 5:06 PM
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The images show the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, on March 14, 2014, and March 27, 2016. Islamic State militants blew up the temple in September 2015, and Syrian troops recaptured the ancient city on March 27. Archaeologists were rushing to the site to assess the damage wreaked by Islamic State. (Joseph Eid and Maher Al Mounes / AFP/Getty Images)