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'Fragile calm' returns to Homs after year of fighting

25 January 2013 Last updated at 15:51 GMT

It is almost a year since government forces in Syria began a sustained assault on the strategic city of Homs to drive out opposition fighters.

Homs has seen some of the worst fighting of the near two-year war.

The BBC's Lyse Doucet reported from the area last year and returned to find how it has changed.