Town square in Aleppo, Syria.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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A city of northwest Syria near the Turkish border. Inhabited perhaps as early as the sixth millennium B.C., Aleppo was a key point on the caravan route across Syria to Baghdad and later a major center of Christianity in the Middle East. It is now the country's largest city. Population: 2,130,000.