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Syria crisis

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 23 January 2013

Inside the Syrian capital's ‘Damascus Bubble’ – a semblance of normal life continues, while war rages across the country.

Civil servants still travel to work on public transport, and children sit exams.

But even in the capital the cracks are starting to show. Food is running low and refugees continue to pour in from the suburbs and countryside – and throughout the coldest winter in 20 years, refugees have continued to flee the country.

The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet has been in Syria and reports on life in the capital and beyond.

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