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A wounded Syrian woman walks with her children following airstrikes on a rebel area of the war-torn northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP/Getty Images

Mourners attend the funeral of men killed during battles with members of the Al Qaeda-linked group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, in the northern city of Aleppo. Fighters from several Syrian rebel brigades have seized the headquarters of the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the main northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAHMUD AL-HALABI / AFP/Getty Images

Rebel fighters carry the body of a dead man at the Aleppo headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after he was allegedly executed by the al-Qaeda-linked group, in the northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MEDO HALAB / AFP/Getty Images

Syrians inspect the rubble of destroyed buildings following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebel groups battled one another for control of a provincial capital, part of a vicious round of score-settling targeting an Al Qaeda affiliate that gained stature fighting President Bashar Assad but alienated many by imposing strict Islamic law.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Syrians inspect damaged buildings following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria, striking the northern city of Aleppo and a town on the Turkish border in raids that left an estimated 45 people dead, activists said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A Syrian man helps an injured man following an airstrike in Aleppo's Maadi neighborhood. Two children were among at least 13 people killed in new airstrikes on a rebel-held district of Syria's main northern city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian man reacts after an airstrike by pro-government forces on the city of Aleppo. Syria's war has killed more than 120,000 people and forced millions more to flee their homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB / AFP/Getty Images

Rebel fighters inside a building during clashes with pro-government forces in the Sheikh al-Said neighborhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MEDO HALAB / AFP/Getty Images

An opposition fighter runs through a hole in a wall to avoid sniper fire by regime forces during clashes in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP/Getty Images

Opposition fighters open fire from behind a car during fighting in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported fierce fighting in Damascus province between rebels and troops backed by pro-regime militias and fighters from Lebanon's Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian rebel aims his weapon during clashes with government forces in the streets near Aleppo international airport in northern Syria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN J. BOITANO / AFP/Getty Images

Rebel fighters gather in the Salaheddin district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused western nations of blaming Syria's President Bashar al-Assad of staging chemical weapons attacks without proof.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALAH AL-ASHKAR / AFP/Getty Images

A man carries the body of a child allegedly killed by a pro-government forces sniper in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. At least 115,206 people have been killed in Syria's devastating 30-month conflict, most of them fighters from both sides.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARAM AL-MASRI / AFP/Getty Images

Rebel fighters duck as they run behind a barricade to avoid being fired at by Syrian regime forces in the Old City's front line in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JM LOPEZ / AFP/Getty Images

Life appears normal in a street scene with wedding dresses on display at a fashion shop in the Tariq Al-Bab district in Aleppo. While the world is debating the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, ordinary people in war-torn Aleppo are struggling to make their living despite security worries, terror threats and an increasing food and water supply shortage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JM LOPEZ / EPA

Abu Mohammad, 39, holds a home made rocket inside his gun shop in the Fardos district of Syria's northern city of Aleppo. While most Syrians get poorer with every day of war, Aleppo's main gun seller Abu Mohammad is doing just fine by selling firearms, including rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and even swords.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JM LOPEZ / AFP

A dummy dressed up in army fatigue and a mask depicting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is erected in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo, the scene of heavy fighting. Saudi Arabia and Egypt called for a peaceful solution to the conflict roiling Syria, but said the terms of a settlement to end the bloodshed there must be defined by the Syrian people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP / Getty Images

Syrian men leave the old city of Aleppo. The revolution against Syrian President Bashar Assad that began in March 2011, started with peaceful protests but morphed into a civil war that has killed more than 60,000 people, according to a recent United Nations recent estimate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andoni Lubaki / Associated Press

A street controlled by government forces is seen through a sniper in the Saif al-Dawlah neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andoni Lubaki / Associated Press

Men help a wounded civilian after a mortar attack in the Saif al-Dawlah neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andoni Lubaki / Associated Press

People gather around destroyed buildings after airstrikes that targeted Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOEP / Associated Press

Syrians stomp on a portrait during a demonstration in the neighborhood of Bustan Al-Qasr in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andoni Lubaki / Associated Press

A Free Syrian Army fighter displays a damaged ordinance in Aleppo. Two explosions struck the main university in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, causing an unknown number of casualties, state media and anti-government activists said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andoni Lubaki / Associated Press

Syrians stand in rubble of the damaged university building caused by an explosion in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HOPD / Associated Press

A Free Syrian Army fighter feeds a cat some bread in the old city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andoni Lubaki / Associated Press

Syrians walk past damaged homes during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army rebels and government forces in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

A Syrian man runs for cover during heavy fighting between Free Syrian Army rebels and government forces in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

Syrians are silhouetted as they walk on an Aleppo street on Nov. 29.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER MANZANO / Agence France-Presse

A Free Syrian Army fighter in position in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anonymous / Associated Press

Syrian rebels celebrate amid the remains of a Syrian government fighter jet that was reportedly shot down over Daret Ezza on the border between the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo on Nov. 28.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FRANCISCO LEONG / Agence France-Presse

Two Syrian rebels take sniper positions in the heavily contested neighborhood of Karmal Jabl in central Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Javier Manzano / AFP / Getty Images

Kamal, the father of an eight-year-old girl who was fatally wounded along with his son Hamed (sitting at left on background), cries while being treated in a local hospital in a rebel-controlled area of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER MANZANO / AFP / Getty Images

A rebel fighter claims for victory after he fires a shoulder-fired missile toward a building where Syrian troops loyal to President Bashar Assad are hiding while they attempt to gain terrain against the rebels during heavy clashes in the Jedida district of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / AP

Syrian women and children run to the basement of a building housing several rebel fighters as regime tanks and helicopters attack their positions in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAVIER MANZANO / AFP / Getty Images

A rebel fighter walks among the debris of damaged residential buildings after several days of intense fighting between rebel fighters and the Syrian army in the Karm al-Jebel neighborhood in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

A sniper line-of-fire is seen through the scope of a rebel fighter's gun in the Karm al-Jebel neighborhood in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

A wounded Syrian civilian lies in the street with a shot to his stomach as he tries to escape the line-of-fire after he was targeted by a Syrian army sniper while walking near the frontline in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

Free Syrian Army fighters carry a civilian away from the line-of-fire after he was shot twice, in his stomach and back, by a Syrian army sniper while walking near the frontline in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Narciso Contreras / Associated Press

A wounded Syrian youth sits on the back of a truck carrying victims and wounded people to hospital following an attack by regime forces in the northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIO BUCCIARELLI / AFP / Getty Images

Free Syrian Army fighters advance towards Syrian Army positions by passing through holes between adjoining houses during an operation in the Amariya district of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A Syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by regime forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABIO BUCCIARELLI / AFP / Getty Images

An old woman, wounded during a Syrian Army artillery shelling, is carried into Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAYSUN / EPA

A Syrian man cries over the death of his father, who was killed during a government attack in the Sha-ar neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZAC BAILLIE / AFP / Getty Images

A wounded boy, who lost part of one leg in a Syrian Army artillery shelling, is transported home in a truck after been treated by doctors in Dar al-Shifa Hospital in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAYSUN / EPA

A man, wounded during a Syrian regime strike on a civilian apartment block, walks out of the rubble in the Sha-ar neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZAC BAILLIE / AFP / Getty Images

A Free Syrian Army fighter at Dar al-Shifa hospital in Aleppo comforts a child wounded by Syrian Army artillery shelling. The Aleppo rebellion started off in the rural areas of Aleppo province, not in the city as was the case in most other parts of Syria. Regime forces punish the city daily with artillery and air strikes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Syrian rebels take cover during clashes with regime forces at the Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo hours before the Syrian army retook control of the complex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty Images

A Free Syrian Army fighter illuminates the body of an unknown man, killed by Syrian Army artillery shelling, in the cemetery of Aleppo, before burying it in a common grave. As casualties mount, Aleppo's few operating hospitals struggle to cope with the number of victims, mostly civilians, caused by several months of fighting between the government's forces and Syrian rebels.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAYSUN / EPA

Debris from buildings damaged by a triple car bombing covers a street at Saadallah al-Jabri Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANA

A woman hides her face and clutches her daughter during an air strike by government planes near her home in the Ahad neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SAM TARLING / AFP / Getty Images

Free Syria Army fighters are reflected in a mirror they use to spy on a a Syrian army post only 50 meters away in the Old City of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty Images

A Free Syria Army soldier shoots blindly through an apartment window during a skirmish with government forces in the Saif al-Dawle district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A man holds his son, killed when he was caught in the cross fire between government and rebel forces, in front of Dar al-Shifa hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAYSUN / EPA

A Syrian man holds a torn picture of President Bashar Assad and his family he found in the rubble of a building destroyed in a government airstrike on the outskirts of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

A woman holds a bouquet of flowers and rebel flag during a demonstration in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A suspected pro-Assad police officer sits uneasily between a pair of anti-government rebels following his arrest in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP / Getty Images

A rebel fighter is treated at the Dar al-Shifa hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ZAC BAILLIE / AFP / Getty Images

A Free Syria Army fighter frets over one of his wounded comrades outside the Dar al-Shifa hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAYSUN / EPA

A young Syrian girl, driven with her family from their home by the fighting, flashes the victory sign at a refugee camp in Azaz near the Turkish border.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A Syrian man works at a bakery in the in Saif al-Dawle neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Syrian children search for metal and plastic to sell in a pile of rubble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carlos Palma / EPA

A Free Syria Army fighter winds up to throw a Molotov cocktail against Syrian government troop positions in the Saif al-Dawle district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A Free Syria Army fighter runs after attacking a tank with a rocket-propelled grenade in the Izaa district,

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Emergency medical workers carry a child injured in government shelling of rebel-controlled areas of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARLOS PALMA / EPA

A man cries next to the body of his friend killed near Dar al-Shifa hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

A woman is stricken with grief after discovering the body of her brother in the street near Dar al-Shifa hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manu Brabo / Associated Press

Syrian rebels help a wounded comrade who survived a Syrian army strike outside a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCO LONGARI / AFP / Getty Images

Police and residents inspect the damage where three car bomb exploded in Aleppo, killing at least 27 people and wounding dozens.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANA

An anti-Assad fighter carries a sandbag to help shore up a rebel position during clashes with government forces in Aleppo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP / Getty Images

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Aleppo, a city of 3 million, was once a bastion of support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

It has now emerged as a key battleground in Syria’s civil war. Its fall would give the anti-regime rebels a major strategic victory with a stronghold in the north near the Turkish border.

The revolution against Syrian President Bashar Assad that began in March 2011, started with peaceful protests but morphed into a civil war that has killed more than 60,000 people, according to a recent United Nations recent estimate.

5 Comments

  1. November 11, 2012, 8:04 am

    Great shot by Javier who I met back in Denver when I was studying photojournalism. Nice guy, wonderful talent.

    By: JOESEPHFOTOS
  2. November 12, 2012, 10:44 am

    Eventually the people will rise, & take down the oppressive leader of countries like "Iran, Lybia, etc." We used to fight communistic societies now we fight middle eastern countries to give freedom.

    By: nancylbn24@gmail.com
  3. December 17, 2012, 2:50 pm

    Great work and daring bravery!!!!!

    By: Stephen Moss
  4. September 23, 2013, 7:58 pm

    Yeah right! Was it a civil war when we took military action in Waco Texas against the "Branch Davidians" (1993) or the "Move Organization" in Philly (1985)??? Come on! The poor Syrians are scared of the rebels. Let's not pour salt in their wounds.

    By: eyespoke
  5. April 12, 2014, 3:22 am

    Aleppo is under fire and I can hear that the aleppo can’t hangon more soo maybe I m going todie or something not good will hapend to me

    By: under fire

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