<p>Cultural monuments throughout <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/syria-guide/">Syria</a>, like this mosque in Azaz north of <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/photo-contest/entries/47007/view/">Aleppo</a>, <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120817-syria-lebanon-world-archaeology-conflict-damage-treasures/">have been damaged by shelling, gunfire, and ongoing violence</a>.</p><p><em>—Lacey Gray</em></p>

Damaged Mosque

Cultural monuments throughout Syria, like this mosque in Azaz north of Aleppo, have been damaged by shelling, gunfire, and ongoing violence.

—Lacey Gray

Photograph by Ahmad Gharabli, AFP/Getty Images

Pictures: Syrian Cultural Sites Damaged by Conflict

Ancient mosques, citadels, and museum collections have suffered damage, say observers.

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