#1: © Anwar Amro, Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, 705 A.D.
#2: © dpa, Qal’at Salah El-Din, Latakia, Syria, Unesco World Heritage since 2006
#3: © dpa,
Citadel of Aleppo, Unesco World Heritage since 1986

"Turkish artillery has fired on targets in Syria after shells from across the border killed five Turkish nationals." (BBC News, 1 hour ago)

A few days ago I first saw these photos of cultural places and treasures in Syria. With all the fighting going on in the world, I wondered what the world may look like if there was no war. Depopulated I guess.