Dancing in Damascus

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A member of a traditional Syrian band performing the dervish dance on the sidelines of the 60th Damascus International Fair last Saturday. The fair is an annual exhibition and commercial event held in the Syrian capital and, this year, runs from Sept 5 to 15. First held in 1954, this is the oldest such fair in the Middle East. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'Dancing in Damascus'. Print Edition | Subscribe