Before and Hereafter

Syndicated from Kottke: Until recently, the Syrian city of Homs was the country’s third largest, with an estimated population of more than 800,000. As you can see from this drone footage, The Siege of Homs left much of the city destroyed and its population displaced. If you scroll down in this Guardian piece, there’s a photo showing what a Homs street looked like before and after the siege. (This footage is breathtaking. But imagine seeing the human cost.)

+ People displaced during WWII: 40 million. Now: 60 million.

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