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Syria and The Philippines

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 03 October 2012

Pascale Harter introduces two pieces bringing insights from Syria and The Philippines.

Lyse Doucet believes that sometimes the smallest of places can tell a bigger story. In this instance, she has visited Barzeh in Damascus three times in the past year. At first Damascus seemed to be in a bubble, but now conflict has arrived.

Food in The Phillipines does not have a great reputation, according to Kate McKeown. But she says that this might be changing as chefs are bringing new twists to traditional dishes.

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