Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra
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Significant damage done by Islamic State in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

This photo released  March 28 shows some damage at the ancient ruins of Palmyra, central Syria. A Syrian antiquities official says de-mining experts have removed 150 bombs planted by the Islamic State group inside the archaeological site.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Exterior view of the national museum of Palmyra, Syria. The Syrian directorate of antiquities and museums reported wide destruction of statues and monuments in the ancient city.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Damage inside the national museum of Palmyra, Syria.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Destruction in the museum of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra after government troops recaptured the city from Islamic State fighters.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

Part of the remains of the Arch of Triumph monument that was destroyed by Islamic State in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, after government troops recaptured the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

General view of Palmyra, central Syria.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

General view of damage to the ancient ruins of Palmyra, central Syria.

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Ancient Syrian city of Palmyra

General view of Palmyra citadel, central Syria.  The amount of destruction found in the historic Syrian city was near what experts had expected, with the biggest shock being widespread damage to the museum.

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