Unlike previous years of the Syrian war when the mortar shells and

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  • DAMASCUS [url=http://www.jordan12darkgrey.com/cheap-jordan-12-dark-grey.html]Cheap Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey Mens For Sale[/url] , June 25 (Xinhua) -- Unlike previous years of the Syrian war when the mortar shells and the shelling kept people indoor, the people of Damascus are now flocking outside to celebrate Eid al-Fitr as violence has largely abated.

    In the Mazzeh neighborhood in western Damascus, children and their parents thronged amusement parks, wearing new clothes and enjoying themselves in the Eid al-Fitr, the feast that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

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    "The situation is calm now and much better than it was in previous years and now the sound of mortar shells have largely decreased and the situation has become better," said Muhammad Abdullah.

    He added that "in previous years of war, I couldn't dare to take my kids out to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr feast, but now it's different, we are going out and enjoying our time."

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    The deal largely helped in reducing the rate of violence across several Syrian cities, but most notably in the capital, which used to be the target of blind mortar shells that sent people cowering in their homes of fear of a blind death coming with each shell.

    The victories made by the Syrian army in hot areas in the eastern countryside of Damascus have also contributed to the relative calm, which was well received by the capital residents who grew tired of the daily mortar attacks.

    The good atmosphere has also revived the cross-province visits, as people from other provinces returned to the old habits of visiting their relatives in other Syrian cities.

    Hussam Ayash came all the war from the central city of Homs to celebrate the Eid holiday with his in-laws.

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    During the war in Syria over the past six years, the Eid and other happy occasions have turned from a source of joy despair and sadness.

    The fear of becoming a victim of a car bomb or a stray mortar round grips everyone, which pushed the parents to mostly keep their kids indoors.

    But this has changed for the better with the de-escalation zones deal, which basically freezes the battles in certain hot zones between the Syrian government forces and the rebel groups.

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    SYDNEY, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Australian dollar has continued to hold above the 80 U.S. cent mark on Thursday, with all eyes on the speech set to be given by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor Philip Lowe later this afternoon.

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    "Lowe may discuss what the future holds now that Australia has successfully navigated the biggest boom and bust in mining investment in the nation's history," Haddad told Xinhua in a statement on Thursday.

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    BANGKOK, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Thais gathered in eastern Thailand on Wednesday to send free 1,066 turtles as part of the national celebrations for the birthday of Thai King.

    His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun turns to 65 on Friday. This is the first time that his July 28 birthday is celebrated as a national holiday.

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    A day before the release, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha called all Thai people to do good deeds in a bid to show loyalty to the new monarch.

    Buddhists believe that sending free animals is a good deed that can bring good karma. As a result, turtles and birds were released to mark King Vajiralongkorn's first national birthday.

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