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Couple takes wedding photos in war-ravaged Syrian city

A Syrian photographer thought of using the destruction of Homs to take pictures of newly wed couples to show that life is stronger than death.JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

A Syrian photographer thought of using the destruction of Homs to take pictures of newly wed couples to show that life is stronger than death.

One Syrian couple ditched the fairytale theme and made their wedding photos a little different.

Nada Merhi, 18, and her husband Hassan Youssef, 27, had wedding photographs taken amid the war-ravaged Syrian city of Homs.

Photographer Joseph Eid said he placed the couple in front of the deterioration to show that “life is stronger than death.”

Youssef — a Syrian Army soldier — posed with his bride amid the remains on Feb. 5.

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Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef,27, have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs, Syria.

Eid took several photos of the couple with Youssef wearing his army uniform and Merhi shining in a stunning ball gown wedding dress.

The couple poses both inside and outside of the hollowed-out remains of buildings ruined in civil war.

The city of Homs was destroyed in a confrontation between the Syrian army and the Syrian opposition — known as the Siege of Homs — which occurred from 2011 to 2014.

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Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Syrian army soldier Hassan Youssef,27, have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs.JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Syrian army soldier Hassan Youssef,27, have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs.

Syria has gained national attention as thousands of people are fleeing the country’s violent and tumultuous conditions.

The refugee crisis in Syria has also garnered attention from presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, who said on Monday that children refugees shouldn’t be accepted into the U.S.

Trump said, “I can look in their faces and say, ‘You can’t come here.”

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