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Aleppo Citadel, Aleppo, Syria, 1996

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"As a student of medieval walls and turrets, Lawrence [of Arabia] viewed the citadel of Aleppo as a natural stop on his 1909 journey. But when he returned in 1911 as an archaeologist, Lawrence preferred the streets and shops of the Syrian city, where he could 'inhale Orient in lungloads.'"

—From “Lawrence of Arabia,” January 1999, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

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