Life in Syria's Raqqa slowly returns to normal following end of ISIS rule - in pictures

Residents in Raqqa are building a brighter future after the city's occupation by the Islamic State group

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The vegetable market near the Clock Tower Square in Syria's northern city of Raqa is today a hive of activity.

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The square was formerly used for executions and beheadings by jihadists during the city's occupation by the Islamic State group. AFP

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Today, however, where executions took place, traffic and people move freely.

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Friends and family typically choose the central location as a place to meet.

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Yet, for some, the familiar surroundings serve only as a reminder of the past.

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The 'roundabout of hell' was once a stage for executions.

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But improvements are being seen in the city and the arrival of lights, benches, cafes and restaurants are giving residents hope for a better future.

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Updated: November 11, 2021, 9:07 AM
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