Photo of the Day: A Brief Moment of Syrian Peace

A Free Syrian Army fighter sits near sandbags inside a damaged room in Deir al-Zor

A Free Syrian Army fighter sits near sandbags inside a damaged room in Deir al-Zor August 18, 2013. Picture taken August 18, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTX12QJMKhalil Ashawi/Reuters

A Free Syrian Army fighter sits near sandbags inside a damaged room in Deir al-Zor.

Hamid Khatib is an independent photojournalist stringing for Reuters in Syria. His images of the Syrian rebel forces offer a very human view of a bloody conflict that has already taken nearly 100,000 lives. See more of his work on our site here and here.

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