A man carries containers as he walks past damaged buildings and vehicles in the besieged area of Homs

People gather at a site hit by what what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in al-Myasar district in Aleppo

A boy sits at his parents' house, damaged by shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Talbiseh, near Homs

Civilians stand along a street amid garbage and rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged area of Homs