DAMASCUS, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- This year's Eid al-Adha in Syria does not resemble any previous one, with the used-to-be joyous festival atmosphere overshadowed by the nearly eight months of unabated unrest in the country.
However, shop owners say their business is not as prosperous as it looks like. "Eid was one of the best periods for the increase in revenues... We are well stocked and are carrying a good selection of clothes... There are many spectators, but in fact there are few buyers," said Hassan Masri, owner of a clothes shop in downtown Damascus.
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