Photo of the Day: The Soft Light of Deir al-Zor

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks through a mat erected as protection from forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor
A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks through a mat erected as protection from forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor July 25, 2013. Picture taken July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX11ZIFKhalil Ashawi/Reuters

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries his weapon as he peeks through a mat erected as protection from forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad 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 here.

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