Fighting rages on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, but life carries on for residents in the city. VOA's Japhet Weeks took these photographs while accompanied by Syrian government officials.
A veiled woman walks down the street in Damascus's old city. (J. Weeks/VOA)
As fighting continues in and around the city, shops remain open and life appears surprisingly normal. (J. Weeks/VOA)
A vegetable vendor does brisk business in Damascus. (J. Weeks/VOA)
A child peers out of a micro bus window into traffic. (J. Weeks/VOA)