Monday, September 9, 2013
This photo from Saturday, eleased by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a church in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of Maaloula, Syrian activists said Sunday. Maaloula is a scenic mountain community known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic, believed to be the language spoken by Jesus.
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