A Syrian soldier sits among the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Syria to protect them from looting March 23, 2014. Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins. IS has previously demolished ancient sites in Iraq that pre-date Islam.
A Syrian soldier sits among the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Syria to protect them from looting March 23, 2014. Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins. IS has previously demolished ancient sites in Iraq that pre-date Islam. NYT
A Syrian soldier sits among the ancient ruins of Palmyra, Syria to protect them from looting March 23, 2014. Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have entered the Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra after seizing the town next to the ancient ruins. IS has previously demolished ancient sites in Iraq that pre-date Islam. NYT

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