The Most Important Thing: Syrian Refugees (2/13)

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Omar*, 37, poses for a portrait inside his tent in Domiz refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on 16 November 2012. Omar decided it was time to flee his home in the Syrian capital of Damascus the night that his neighbours were killed. "They came into their home, whoever they were, and savagely cut my neighbour and his two sons. They dragged the bodies into the street, where we found them in the morning." The next day he used the majority of his savings to hire a truck to flee with his wife and his two sons..The most important thing that Omar was able to bring with him is the instrument he holds in this photograph. It is called a "buzuq" and he says that "playing it fills me with a sense of nostalgia and reminds me of my homeland. For a short time, it gives me some relief from my sorrows."..*Name changed for protection purposes
Omar*, 37, poses for a portrait inside his tent in Domiz refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on 16 November 2012. Omar decided it was time to flee his home in the Syrian capital of Damascus the night that his neighbours were killed. "They came into their home, whoever they were, and savagely cut my neighbour and his two sons. They dragged the bodies into the street, where we found them in the morning." The next day he used the majority of his savings to hire a truck to flee...
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