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In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

By Reuters | Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:27 PM
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* Good Friday services held in ancient Syriac language

* Syria's Christians fearful of Islamist rebels

* Many also wary of authorities

DAMASCUS, April 19 (Reuters) - The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual.

At the gates of Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church...

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