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Syrian regime promotes another image of the war-torn country

The Syrian state media has been promoting a false image of the country and its capital, spreading images of untouched cities and holding entertainment events, while the war rages on in the opposition areas.
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DAMASCUS, Syria — The Syrian regime has recently been trying to portray life in areas under its control as glamorous, leading followers of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) page and the Ministry of Tourism on Facebook to think that Syria is living a golden age characterized by prosperity, tranquility and recreational activities.

This seemed apparent in the latest promotional video the Syrian Ministry of Tourism posted on its Facebook page Oct. 20. In the video, Damascus is shot from a lit sky and appears calm and at its best, as if no war has ever targeted the city.

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