This is a combination of two citizen journalist images provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC that has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. It shows, at left, the damaged ... more 
This is a combination of two citizen journalist images provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC that has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting. It shows, at left, the damaged famed 12th-century Umayyad Mosque without the minaret, background right corner, which was destroyed by the shelling, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday April 24, 2013, and at right, an undated view of the mosque with is minaret still intact. The U.N. is trying to come up with a plan to protect Syria's cultural history, including hundreds of archaeological sites, ancient mosques and churches and artifacts that are being sold on the black market. Irina Bokova, director general of UNESCO, said Thursday Aug. 29, 2013, the U.N.'s cultural organization has learned from the pillaging and destruction that accompanied wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is trying to prioritize sites and encourage residents to protect them. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC, FILE) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Aleppo Media Center, AMC, FILE
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 3:04 PM EDT