IN PHOTOS: Destroyed City an Extraordinary Backdrop for Syrian Couple's New Start

Wedding shots taken in the ravaged city of Homs show that life is stronger than war.

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Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef pose for wedding photos against the background of Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef pose for wedding photos against the background of Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef,27, have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs on February 5, 2016.
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef,27, have their wedding pictures taken in a heavily damaged building in the war ravaged city of Homs on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef,27, pose for a wedding picture amid heavily damaged buildings in the war ravaged city of Homs on February 5, 2016.
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi,18, and Hassan Youssef,27, pose for a wedding picture amid heavily damaged buildings in the war ravaged city of Homs on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Shelled buildings in Homs, Syria, serve as the unlikely backdrop for the wedding photos of Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef on February 5, 2016.
Shelled buildings in Homs, Syria, serve as the unlikely backdrop for the wedding photos of Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef have their wedding photos taken in a desolate street in the Syrian city of Homs on February 5, 2016.
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef have their wedding photos taken in a desolate street in the Syrian city of Homs on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi, 18, and Hassan Youssef,27, pose for a wedding picture in a war-ravaged building in the city of Homs on February 5, 2016.
Newly-wed Syrian couple Nada Merhi, 18, and Hassan Youssef,27, pose for a wedding picture in a war-ravaged building in the city of Homs on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef pose for their romantic wedding photos in the nontraditional setting of Homs' war-torn streets on February 5, 2016.
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef pose for their romantic wedding photos in the nontraditional setting of Homs' war-torn streets on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Uniform-clad groom Hassan Youssef and bride Nada Merhi strike a pose in Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.
Uniform-clad groom Hassan Youssef and bride Nada Merhi strike a pose in Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
A shelled building in Homs, Syria, serves as the surprising setting for Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef's wedding photos on February 5, 2016.
A shelled building in Homs, Syria, serves as the surprising setting for Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef's wedding photos on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Groom Hassan Youssef salutes his bride Nada Merhi in Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.
Groom Hassan Youssef salutes his bride Nada Merhi in Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
A tender moment for newlyweds Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef in the ruined Syrian city of Homs on February 5, 2016.
A tender moment for newlyweds Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef in the ruined Syrian city of Homs on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef look out at the war-torn Syrian city of Homs as they pose for their wedding photos on February 5, 2016.
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef look out at the war-torn Syrian city of Homs as they pose for their wedding photos on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef's wedding photos highlight the damage done to the Syrian city of Homs.
Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef's wedding photos highlight the damage done to the Syrian city of Homs.Credit: AFP
A photographer shoots couple Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef against an unusual background in Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.
A photographer shoots couple Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef against an unusual background in Homs, Syria, on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Nada Merhi, 18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, get ready for their wedding photos in the Syrian city of Homs on February 5, 2016.
Nada Merhi, 18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, get ready for their wedding photos in the Syrian city of Homs on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
Wedding photos are underway for newlyweds Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef in Homs, Syria on February 5, 2016.
Wedding photos are underway for newlyweds Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef in Homs, Syria on February 5, 2016.Credit: AFP
The ruined city of Homs in Syria serves as the background for Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef's wedding photos.
The ruined city of Homs in Syria serves as the background for Nada Merhi and Hassan Youssef's wedding photos.Credit: AFP

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