Days after cease-fire, Homs residents return to sift through homes devastated by war

By Loveday Morris, May 14, 2014

HOMS, SYRIA — Those who could salvage nothing substantial picked up tokens of their past lives: a bunch of red plastic roses, a piece of crystal chandelier, a few dust-clogged books. It was the first time displaced residents of this central Syrian city had laid eyes on their homes in more than two years, and for many, little was left.

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