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Four explosions ripped through a government-controlled district of Syria’s largest city early Wednesday, causing widespread destruction and killing at least 40 people, according to activists. (via NBC; photo: SANA via Reuters)

Aleppo explosions kill at least Syrian activists say. The carnage took place on the fringes of the Old City where rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad have been fighting. Grateful yet again to be an American.

God is no respecter of persons and no people of any country are better than the people of any other country. We are all His Children and we are all brothers and sisters. God would have it that we stop killing each other.

The Israeli zionest massacres in Gaza. No american is heard criticizing Israel for such horrendous crimes?

Syrie à Deir Ez-Zor, le 3 mars 2013. | REUTERS/STRINGER

People inspect damaged areas in Deir ez-Zor, the largest city in Syria, on March Photo by Khalil Ashawi for Reuters.

World Affairs: Syria in Ruins - Images of a landscape devastated by war

On Wednesday, after three years of fighting, hundreds of Syrian rebels were evacuated from the old city of Homs as part of an agreement with Bashar al-Assad’s army facilitated by the Syrian Red Crescent.

Aleppo souks

Along with the massive civilian casualties, Syria's civil war has seen the destruction of iconic heritage sites and artifacts. This interactive map shows you the damage.

Anticamente c’era la paura della fine del mondo ma oramai l’apocalisse è presente di fatto. Emil Cioran #Aleppo

Anticamente c’era la paura della fine del mondo ma oramai l’apocalisse è presente di fatto. Emil Cioran #Aleppo

World Affairs: Syria in Ruins - Images of a landscape devastated by war

In Syria: Three Years of War - In Focus - The Atlantic People inspect damage at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari on March (Reuters/Hosam Katan)