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Instagrams Of The Syrian Revolution

While the Egyptian revolution told its story on Twitter, these 32 images — horrifying, exhilarating, intensely personal and sometimes beautiful — chronicle the bloodiest conflict of the Arab Spring. [UPDATED]

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Via http://@sirley_f

"The government killed his entire family n wonder why little kids are fighting against them smh. Wa kilmit 7oriye yumma itgabl hal roosiya (and the word freedom evades Russia).. Wa ijeetich yumma shaheed, la tibchee 3alayaaaaa #syria #freesyria #freedomfighter #fsa #freesyrianarmy #sham #damascus #homs #aleppo #hama #fku"

Via http://@faswad

"ابطال #صلاح_الدين الله يحميكم ويسدد رميكم #سوريا #حلب #ثورة #الجيش_الحر #syria #aleppo #FSA"

"Champions, may God protect you and guide you #Syria #Aleppo #Revolution #Rebel Army"

Via http://@esrash

"#syrian #revolution #freedom #child #childhood #syria #Assad #killer #bombing #killed #guns #mortar #rocket #homs #hama #idlib #aleppo #dara #damascus #shaam #Suriye"

Via http://@syriandeveloper

"#سوريا #حلب اوتستراد هنانو....من هنا مر لواء التوحيد. #Syria #Aleppo"

"From here, above the banner of monotheism."

Via http://@syriandeveloper

"#سوريا #حلب بستان القصر..جمعة واثقون بنصر الله. #Syria #Aleppo"

"In Aleppo's Orchard Palace, confident in God's victory"

Via http://@manmetba

"InsyaAllah (God willing)...we will never surrender #freesyrianarmy #freesyria #syria #martyr #militiamen #martyrs #bashar #basharalassad #assad #arab #freedom #syrianarmy #syrianrevo"

Via http://@syriandeveloper

"#سوريا #حلب صلاح الدين....جمعة الغضب لشهداء والتريمسة. #Syria #Aleppo. ابطال الجيش الحر الله يحميكن"

"Heroes of the free army"

Via http://@rafisaied

"#thesyrianarmy #landprotectors #Syria #syriaalassad #bashar #alasaad #souria #damascus #homs #hams #alippo #lattakia #tartous #hassakeh #sweden #australia #usa #norway #canda"

The Civil War Instragrams have has evolved past simply recording the conflict, to become a platform on which Syrians signal and dispute their political allegiances:

Via http://@anooosh1980

"#bashar #killer #murder #freedom #freesyrianarmy #freesyria #syria #alassad #sham #killed #kid #kidskiller #butcher #ig #instasyria #instamood #instagramhub #instadaily #ksa #سوريه #سوريا_تستغيث #كلنا_سوريا #الحولة #سورية #سوريا #support #help"

But still, people Instagram day to day life. Two friends celebrate an early Ramadan meal:

Via http://@noorwattar

"حملة إفطار صائم :) #instaramadan #instasyria #syria #ثورة"

"Taking breakfast #instaramada #instasyria #syria #revolution"

UPDATE: The Instagrams above include some that appear to be posted by Syrians in Syria, others by Syrians and their sympathizers abroad, and appear to mix at least one news photograph with amateur photographs from inside Syria. An earlier version of this post suggested the Instagrammers were all on-the-ground participants in the revolution.

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