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How do you run a business despite civil war?

22 June 2013 Last updated at 11:24 BST

Bakdash is an ice cream shop in the heart of Damascus - which before the civil war was popular with locals and tourists alike.

The tourists are no more but business goes on - so what is it like running a company with fighting just streets away?

Samir Bakdash, the manager at Bakdash, says times are hard but that the show must go on.

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