September 16. Umayyad Mosque courtyard.
September 17. Children playing at the sportsground of a local school, which has been transformed to a refugee center.
September 17. Soldier of the Syrian government lighting a cigarette in a house previously occupied by Al-Nusra Front militant group.
September 19. Refugee girls staying in one of Damascus schools.
September 19. Street musicians performing in Damascus.
September 19. A young man riding a bicycle through city streets.
September 19. Children overlook Damascus streets.
September 18. Army personnel supervising security checkpoint on a road to the city.
September 19.Two women and a child going about their business.
September 19. Refugee children staying in one of Damascus schools.
September 19. Dusk in the city.
September 19. Food stall vendor preparing shawarma for his customer.
September 19. Refugee children hide in the shadow on a playground of a local school-turned-shelter.
September 13. Demolished vehicle on the outskirts of Maalul city located north west to Damascus.
September 19. Taxi driver takes a break leaning on his car.
September 13. Syrian soldier rest at a security checkpoint near Maalul city.
September 16. Pigeons above Al-Hamidiyah market.
A Syrian refugee mother feeds her child at the Syrian side of Bab Al-Salam crossing border as they wait to cross to one of the refugee camps in Turkey, in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria. AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra
6-months old Maher, laughs as the child is placed to pose with a machine gun placed by supporters of the Free Syrian Army, inside a house near Idlib, Syria, Thursday, Feb. 23., 2012. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
Ahmed, center, mourns his father Abdulaziz Abu Ahmed Khrer, who was killed by a Syrian Army sniper, during his funeral in Idlib, north Syria, Thursday, March 8, 2012. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd
Rada Hallabi, 4, who is sick with diabetes, lies on a blanket in a refugee camp on the border with Turkey, near Azaz village, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. AP Photo / Manu Brabo