Life returns to Syria's Aleppo after two weeks of fighting

Syrian vendors sell fruits and vegetables in the rebel-held Bustan al-Qasr district in eastern Aleppo on May 4, 2016, a few hours before a ceasefire took effectAfter two weeks of hiding at home or underground to escape death, residents emerged onto the streets in Syria’s battered second city Aleppo as a truce took hold there Thursday. “Last week it was ghost city — even if residents were still here — as they were too scared to step outside,” father-of-three Mohammed Helwani said. “Today of course the situation is better with the truce,” the 31-year-old owner of an Internet cafe said.

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