Aleppo — As the young man dug with his hands through the remains of an Aleppo souk, the scene looked reminiscent of Syrians desperately seeking loved ones trapped beneath the rubble during the six-year war. But Aram Habeshian was not looking for bodies. He was searching for memories. Specifically, one that tied three generations of his family to Aleppo’s historic old city: a photograph of the grandfather who set up a jewellery business. "My father hung it after his father died. It was a black and white photo in a golden frame…. We never thought about taking photos of the shop itself, because we never imagined we would have to leave it," the 27-year-old says, crawling out through the remains of the Habeshian shop. The photo had either vanished or was buried too deep to reach. "I can’t even describe the way I’m feeling right now. I can’t absorb this," he says, holding back tears.Habeshian was on his first visit back to the city since he and his family fled the fighting three years ago...

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