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Syrians in SoCal reflect, Aleppo in social media, how LA's homeless will manage oncoming rain

Published December 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM PST
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Girls carrying school bags provided by UNICEF walk past destroyed buildings on their way home from school on March 7 in the rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. So many people have fled the city and so much of its infrastructure has been destroyed that nighttime satellite images show 97 percent less light there compared with four years ago.

A Syrian mother and daughter reflect on their country's unrest, how social media has become a tool for spreading empathy, LA's homeless shelters prepare for rain.

To many, the unrest in Syria is a world away. But for those of Syrian descent living here in Southern California, it's almost too much to bear.
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