Leger en opstandelingen leveren felle strijd om Syrische stad Aleppo

A slipper hangs on a vandalised poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad lying in a trash container in the northern city of Aleppo on July 24, 2012. A commercial hub and home to 2.5 million people, Syria's second city Aleppo has become a new front in the country's 16-month uprising, after being largely excluded from the violence. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC AFP