Poster boys of the revolution: the icons, dead or alive in Syria
With the second anniversary of the Syrian uprising on the horizon, images of the horrors of war are everywhere. But in the midst of the bloodshed, some figures have emerged as the more handsome face of the revolution.
Whether they’re a once great Syrian soap star, now trying to earn a crust in Egypt or Lebanon, or a chiselled jawed rebel soldier, they are the poster-boys of the 2-year uprising.
Every revolution needs its figurehead and these are some of the greats that have inspired a nation to fight against their own government. On the lighter side are opposition fighters with a penchant for online sex but the most poignant poster boys are those that have suffered the most at the hands of President Assad’s regime.
So as the battle rages on, with an estimated 70,000, already dead, Syria’s talented best face a grim choice. Either they must stick it out at home and risk dying among the many unnamed revolutionaries, or continue the fight abroad.
Here we give you some of the poster children and men of the Syrian revolution on the eve of the uprising’s second anniversary. Continue reading below »
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