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Syria's tourism plunges sharply due to unrest

2011-11-03 02:12:46 GMT2011-11-03 10:12:46(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People visit the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, capital of Syria, Nov. 2, 2011. Syria's tourism, which has become an important source of hard currency in the last few years, plunged sharply due to months' of unrest and EU sanctions. The Tourism Ministry's statistics show that 8.545 million tourists visited Syria in 2010, including 440,311 European tourists. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

People visit the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, capital of Syria, Nov. 2, 2011. Syria's tourism, which has become an important source of hard currency in the last few years, plunged sharply due to months' of unrest and EU sanctions. The Tourism Ministry's statistics show that 8.545 million tourists visited Syria in 2010, including 440,311 European tourists. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

People visit the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, capital of Syria, Nov. 2, 2011. Syria's tourism, which has become an important source of hard currency in the last few years, plunged sharply due to months' of unrest and EU sanctions. The Tourism Ministry's statistics show that 8.545 million tourists visited Syria in 2010, including 440,311 European tourists. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

People visit the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, capital of Syria, Nov. 2, 2011. Syria's tourism, which has become an important source of hard currency in the last few years, plunged sharply due to months' of unrest and EU sanctions. The Tourism Ministry's statistics show that 8.545 million tourists visited Syria in 2010, including 440,311 European tourists. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

A girl poses in front of the statue of Aalah-al-din, an Islamic hero, in Damascus, capital of Syria, Nov. 2, 2011. Syria's tourism, which has become an important source of hard currency in the last few years, plunged sharply due to months' of unrest and EU sanctions. The Tourism Ministry's statistics show that 8.545 million tourists visited Syria in 2010, including 440,311 European tourists. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Syria's tourism, which has become an important source of hard currency in the last few years, plunged sharply due to months' of unrest and EU sanctions. The Tourism Ministry's statistics show that 8.545 million tourists visited Syria in 2010, including 440,311 European tourists.

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