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VEILED ALEPPO

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    Sheets and blankets are strung from building to building in Salah al-Din, a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. The sheets are used to obscure soldiers of the Free Syrian Army, F.S.A, from the view of Bashar al-Assad's security force snipers.
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    The devastated streets of Salah al-Din, which has seen heavy fighting between the FSA and Bashar al-Assad's forces.
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    Sheets hang over piles of rubble in Aleppo. The sheets, once used to protect a family's privacy or a home from harsh weather, are now being used for a very different purpose.
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    Sheets and blankets line the devastated streets of Salah al-Din, a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 19, 2013.
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    Sheets are used to obscure soldiers of the Free Syrian Army, F.S.A, from the view of Bashar al-Assad's security force snipers.
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    The ruined and deserted streets of Salah al-Din.
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    The sheets are used as strategic shields by members of the FSA as they try to elude detection by Bashar al-Assad's security force snipers.
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    Sheets and blankets line the devastated streets of Salah al-Din, a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria.
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    The devastated streets of Salah al-Din, which has seen heavy fighting between the FSA and Bashar al-Assad's forces.
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    Karm al-Jabal Avenue, referred to as 'Snipers Avenue' by the Free Syrian Army.
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    Salah al-Din, Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 10, 2013.
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    Curtains, which were once used to protect a family's privacy, now protect lives as Bashar al-Assad's regime continues its assault on the country.
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    Karm al-Jabal Avenue, referred to as 'Snipers Avenue' by the Free Syrian Army.
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    Sheets line the al-Izaa neighborhood in south of Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 14, 2013. The area has been attacked several times by regime forces.
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    The quiet streets of Al-Izaa in south of Aleppo, which has been attacked several times with airstrikes and mortars by regime forces.
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    Classrooms of the Mustafa al-Alqab school in al-Izaa, Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 14, 2013. The area has been attacked several times by regime forces and the school is a Free Syrian Army front line position.
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    Sheets and blankets line the devastated streets of Salah al-Din.
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    Buildings in Salah al-Din, a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 10, 2013.
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    Sheets are hung between buildings in al-Izza to protect fighters and people coming back home to collect personal items.
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    Salah al-Din, Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 19, 2013.
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    Sheets and blankets line the devastated streets of Salah al-Din.
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    The front line in Salah al-Din, Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 19, 2013.
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    The devastated streets of Salah al-Din in Aleppo.
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    Sheets are used to obscure soldiers of the Free Syrian Army, F.S.A, from the view of Bashar al-Assad's security force snipers.
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    Curtains, which were once used to protect a family's privacy, now protect lives as Bashar al-Assad's regime continues its assault on the country.
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    Sheets act as a security shield in the ruined neighborhood of Salah al-Din.
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    Class rooms of the Mustafa al-Alqab school in al-Izaa, Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 14, 2013. The area has been attacked several times by regime forces and the school is a Free Syrian Army front line position.
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    An apartment building in Aleppo.
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    Salah al-Din, Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 19, 2013.
Veiled Aleppo

Sheets line the devastated streets of Aleppo, Syria, acting as shields to obscure Free Syrian Army soldiers from the view of Bashar al-Assad’s security force snipers. Before the war, these sheets served a very different purpose as residents used them for privacy or to protect their homes from harsh weather. “Aleppo’s sheets serve the same purpose: they protect lives,” says Franco Pagetti. “But you’re always aware how fragile they are.”

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