Love in the Time of War: Newlyweds in Syria Amid the Ruins

Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Syrian army soldier Hassan Youssef, 27, pose for a wedding picture amid heavily damaged buildings in the war ravaged city of Homs on February 5, 2016. (Photography: JOSEPH EID /AFP /Getty Images)

In Homs, Syria, where entire city blocks have been reduced to rubble by years of civil war, a Syrian wedding photographer thought of using the destruction of the city as a backdrop for pictures of newlywed couples “to show that life is stronger than death,” according to AFP photographer Joseph Eid. Here, Nada Merhi, 18, and her husband, Syrian army soldier Hassan Youssef, 27, pose for a series of wedding pictures amid heavily damaged buildings in Homs on February 5, 2016.

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Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

 

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

 

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

 

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

 

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

 

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty Images

Source: Newlyweds in the Ruins: A Syrian Wedding Shoot by Alan Taylor | The Atlantic

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