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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Photos of the Day: August 22, 2013

A Syrian youth waits for customers in a shop selling head scarves at the popular Hamidiyeh old market, in Damascus, Syria, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. President Bashar Assad's forces pressed on with a military offensive in eastern Damascus on Thursday, bombing rebel-held suburbs where the opposition said a chemical weapons attack the day before killed over 100 people. The government has denied allegations it used chemical weapons in artillery barrages on the area known as eastern Ghouta on Wednesday as "absolutely baseless."