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Imagine Waiting 6 Hours To Buy A Couple Of Bags Of Bread

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Abu Alaa leaves his home in Damascus at dawn to buy bread from his local bakery. There he stands in line for up to six hours to get the two packets of the round flat pita bread that government rations allow for a three-child family like his. After this he goes to the gas station, where he usually …

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