BBC News website reader Greg Funnell has sent in these pictures from a recent trip to Syria. Here, a man on a motorbike in the desert near Palmyra.
"A busy market place in the late afternoon, Aleppo."
"Children jump from a bridge into the Euphrates river, Dier ez Zuir."
"Two children pose in front of a bicycle in Palmyra. Behind them is a poster of President Assad."
"Men walk through the busy streets of Aleppo in the late afternoon."
"A man walks past the Omayyad Mosque in central Damascus."
"A carpenter in his workshop. Homs."