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Syrians Rescue Children From Rubble of Destroyed Building

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People walk on rubble as others try to put out a fire after what activists said were airstrikes followed by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus on Feb. 9. Reuters

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Syrians climbed through debris outside of a heavily damaged building in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus as others rushed to extinguish fires and rescue children on Monday. Activists claimed forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad launched airstrikes that destroyed the site.

A report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights released on Feb. 7 said over 210,000 people died in the last four years of civil war.

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 Men carry children rescued from an area where activists said were hit by airstrikes from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus on Feb. 9. BASSAM KHABIEH / Reuters

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