Hundreds of Syrian residents and expats took part in the 45th edition of the Marmarita carnival as it kicked off in Homs over the weekend.
Wearing colorful clothes and driving decorated cars and trucks, participants walked around the city’s once war-torn streets.
During the first 15 days of August, makeup artists, tailors and other business owners all work together to make this carnival happen.
The annual carnival, which was suspended between 2011 and 2015 due to the war in Syria, is held on the occasion of the Assumption of Mary on August 14.
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