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Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.STR / AFP

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.STR / AFP

In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. STR / AFP

In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. STR / AFP

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.STR / AFP

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.STR / AFP

Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. Twitter

Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. Twitter

Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)

Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)

Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)

Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)

Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)

Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)

In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. STR / AFP

In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. STR / AFP

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019. Twitter

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019. Twitter

Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. Twitter

Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. Twitter

Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.STR / AFP
In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. STR / AFP
Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019.STR / AFP
Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. Twitter
Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)
Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)
Protests emerged in cities across Egypt Friday night. (Twitter)
In Cairo dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolution that toppled the country's long-time autocratic leader. STR / AFP
Egyptian protesters shout slogans as they take part in a protest calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo's downtown on September 20, 2019. Twitter
Protestors also gathered in other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them. Twitter
A worker of Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) collects plastic and other waste from the Clifton beach in Karachi on September 19, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

A worker of Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) collects plastic and other waste from the Clifton beach in Karachi on September 19, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Students hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Peshawar on September 20, 2019. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Students hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Peshawar on September 20, 2019. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP

Youths hold placards as they sit during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Islamabad on September 20, 2019. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP

Youths hold placards as they sit during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Islamabad on September 20, 2019. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP

A youth shouts slogans as she sits during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Islamabad on September 20, 2019. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP

A youth shouts slogans as she sits during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Islamabad on September 20, 2019. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP

Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Karachi on September 20, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Karachi on September 20, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Youths hold placards as lie on the ground during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Karachi on September 20, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Youths hold placards as lie on the ground during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Karachi on September 20, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Lahore on September 20, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP

Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Lahore on September 20, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP

Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Lahore on September 20, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP

Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Lahore on September 20, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP

A worker of Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) collects plastic and other waste from the Clifton beach in Karachi on September 19, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP
Students hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Peshawar on September 20, 2019. ABDUL MAJEED / AFP
Youths hold placards as they sit during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Islamabad on September 20, 2019. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP
A youth shouts slogans as she sits during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Islamabad on September 20, 2019. AAMIR QURESHI / AFP
Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Karachi on September 20, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP
Youths hold placards as lie on the ground during a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Karachi on September 20, 2019. ASIF HASSAN / AFP
Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Lahore on September 20, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP
Youths hold placards as they march for a climate strike to protest against governmental inaction towards climate breakdown and environmental pollution, part of demonstrations being held worldwide in a movement dubbed "Fridays for Future", in Lahore on September 20, 2019. ARIF ALI / AFP
School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfiniA Yemeni school boy holds his goat as he arrives to attend an open-air class at a unfinished school in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Kashar Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfiniA Yemeni school boy holds his goat as he arrives to attend an open-air class at a unfinished school in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Kashar Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

A Yemeni boy holds his notebooks as school children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

A Yemeni boy holds his notebooks as school children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

Yemeni school children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

Yemeni school children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

Yemeni school children attend an open-air class at their unfinished school in the southwestern Yemen Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

Yemeni school children attend an open-air class at their unfinished school in the southwestern Yemen Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

Yemeni school children attend an open-air class at their unfinished school in Yemen Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

Yemeni school children attend an open-air class at their unfinished school in Yemen Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Kashar in Taez governorate's Mashraa and Hadnan district at the start of the new academic year in the war-battered country.  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Kashar in Taez governorate's Mashraa and Hadnan district at the start of the new academic year in the war-battered country. Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP

More than 2,500 schools are out of use across Yemen, of which two thirds have been damaged in attacks, 27 percent closed and seven percent used by the military or as shelters for displaced people. AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP

More than 2,500 schools are out of use across Yemen, of which two thirds have been damaged in attacks, 27 percent closed and seven percent used by the military or as shelters for displaced people. AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP

The classes are given in a field outside the school which was under construction but was never completed when funding was stopped due to the war that broke out in Yemen in 2015. AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP

The classes are given in a field outside the school which was under construction but was never completed when funding was stopped due to the war that broke out in Yemen in 2015. AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP

School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfiniA Yemeni school boy holds his goat as he arrives to attend an open-air class at a unfinished school in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Kashar Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
A Yemeni boy holds his notebooks as school children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
Yemeni school children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
Yemeni school children attend an open-air class at their unfinished school in the southwestern Yemen Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
Yemeni school children attend an open-air class at their unfinished school in Yemen Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
School children attend an open-air class under a tree near their unfinished school in the southwestern Yemeni village of al-Kashar in Taez governorate's Mashraa and Hadnan district at the start of the new academic year in the war-battered country.  Ahmad AL-BASHA / AFP
More than 2,500 schools are out of use across Yemen, of which two thirds have been damaged in attacks, 27 percent closed and seven percent used by the military or as shelters for displaced people. AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP
The classes are given in a field outside the school which was under construction but was never completed when funding was stopped due to the war that broke out in Yemen in 2015. AHMAD AL-BASHA / AFP
In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a bride with her face and body covered with a shawl sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a bride with her face and body covered with a shawl sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a groom is garlanded by relatives and friends before leaving for his bride's home in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a groom is garlanded by relatives and friends before leaving for his bride's home in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, guests look at a bride (C) with her face and body covered with a shawl sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, guests look at a bride (C) with her face and body covered with a shawl sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy has left the region reeling, impacting even the usually buoyant wedding industry -- a major driver of Kashmir's economy -- with hundreds of notices appearing in newspapers and on television in recent weeks, postponing or cancelling ceremonies. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy has left the region reeling, impacting even the usually buoyant wedding industry -- a major driver of Kashmir's economy -- with hundreds of notices appearing in newspapers and on television in recent weeks, postponing or cancelling ceremonies. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, chefs prepare long kebabs made from minced meat ahead of a traditional feast held for a marriage ceremony in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, chefs prepare long kebabs made from minced meat ahead of a traditional feast held for a marriage ceremony in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, chefs prepare mutton for a variety of traditional dishes for a marriage ceremony in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, chefs prepare mutton for a variety of traditional dishes for a marriage ceremony in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a bride sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a bride sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy has left the region reeling, impacting even the usually buoyant wedding industry -- a major driver of Kashmir's economy -- with hundreds of notices appearing in newspapers and on television in recent weeks, postponing or cancelling ceremonies. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy has left the region reeling, impacting even the usually buoyant wedding industry -- a major driver of Kashmir's economy -- with hundreds of notices appearing in newspapers and on television in recent weeks, postponing or cancelling ceremonies. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP

In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a bride with her face and body covered with a shawl sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a groom is garlanded by relatives and friends before leaving for his bride's home in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, guests look at a bride (C) with her face and body covered with a shawl sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy has left the region reeling, impacting even the usually buoyant wedding industry -- a major driver of Kashmir's economy -- with hundreds of notices appearing in newspapers and on television in recent weeks, postponing or cancelling ceremonies. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, chefs prepare long kebabs made from minced meat ahead of a traditional feast held for a marriage ceremony in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, chefs prepare mutton for a variety of traditional dishes for a marriage ceremony in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
In this photo taken on September 15, 2019, a bride sits in her new husband's home following their marriage in Kashmir's Baramulla district, north of Srinagar. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
India's decision in early August to scrap Kashmir's autonomy has left the region reeling, impacting even the usually buoyant wedding industry -- a major driver of Kashmir's economy -- with hundreds of notices appearing in newspapers and on television in recent weeks, postponing or cancelling ceremonies. TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
A merchant counts Syrian pound notes, bearing a portrait of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus.  LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

A merchant counts Syrian pound notes, bearing a portrait of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

A merchant counts money in front of his shop at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A merchant counts money in front of his shop at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A merchant prepares lunch inside his shop at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus . The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

A merchant prepares lunch inside his shop at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus . The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

A woman pays a merchant at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A woman pays a merchant at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

 The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Shoppers walk through the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

Shoppers walk through the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

A merchant arranges stacks of Syrian pounds at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on September 10, 2019. The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A merchant arranges stacks of Syrian pounds at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on September 10, 2019. The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

Women gaze at the window of a jewelry shop at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian.  LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

Women gaze at the window of a jewelry shop at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

Women run errands at the Bzourieh market in the center of Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

Women run errands at the Bzourieh market in the center of Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP

The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A merchant holds a Syrian pound note, bearing a portrait of late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A merchant holds a Syrian pound note, bearing a portrait of late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

A merchant counts Syrian pound notes, bearing a portrait of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus.  LOUAI BESHARA / AFP
A merchant counts money in front of his shop at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A merchant prepares lunch inside his shop at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus . The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP
A woman pays a merchant at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
 The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Shoppers walk through the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP
A merchant arranges stacks of Syrian pounds at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria on September 10, 2019. The declining value of the pound is a sure sign of Syria's ailing economy. The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. A flurry of international sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's regime and associated businessmen since the start of the war in 2011 has compounded the situation.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
Women gaze at the window of a jewelry shop at the Bzourieh market in the centre of the Syrian.  LOUAI BESHARA / AFP
Women run errands at the Bzourieh market in the center of Damascus. LOUAI BESHARA / AFP
The civil war has battered the country's finances and depleted its foreign reserves. Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP
A merchant holds a Syrian pound note, bearing a portrait of late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, at a market in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in northeast Syria.  Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP

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