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These Heart-Wrenching Photos Of A Day In The Life Of Syrian Rebels Just Won An International Award

Photographer Goran Tomasevic won first prize at the World Press Photo Contest in the "Spot News Stories" category, recognized for his brutally intimate portrait of opposition forces in Syria. All photos were taken on Jan. 30, 2013 during a battle with government forces in Damascus. WARNING: Graphic content.

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A Syrian rebel shouts Allahu Akbar, "God is great," before his group attacks a government controlled army checkpoint in the Ain Tarma neighborhood of Damascus.

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