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Syria ceasefire brings respite to overworked medics

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BREATHER. Syrian emergency personnel rest at their center on February 29, 2016 in the Bab al-Nairab neighborhood of Syria’s second city Aleppo on the second day of a landmark truce across parts of the country. Karam al-Masri/AFP
When a ceasefire came into effect across large parts of Syria early on Saturday, February 27, many doctors and emergency workers breathed a sigh of relief

ALEPPO, Syria (Feb. 29, 2016) — In Syria’s second city Aleppo, rescue workers have been taking advantage of the quiet to play football outside. For the first time in years, they have no one to save.

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