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Syrians flock to pop-up Ghouta markets following barren years spent under siege

AFP, DOUMA, Syria

“I had to shut the door because of the crowds. People here are buying much more because of how desperately they need food and other goods,” Hafi said as he jotted down sales numbers.

Just outside the market, Douma remains devastated, with mangled cars rusting outside crumbling buildings and rubble still littering the dusty streets.

Syrian flags, portraits of a beaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and brightly colored posters advertising the pop-up market were plastered all over the gutted concrete residences.

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