Red roses, tulips, heart-shaped toys and teddy bears cram the stands of a Florist in an upscale district of Damascus, but with war raging few people have indulged in gifts for Valentine's Day.
"My business is almost dead. Most of my old clients, who once came to buy bouquets for thousands of Syrian pounds, have fled the country because they fear kidnapping," the shop owner explained.
"I am selling this bouquet for 3,000 Syrian pounds ($30)," he said, pointing to a blood-red bouquet of roses.
"The world-famous Damascene rose now costs 250 pounds ($2.5), while it used to cost just 100 pounds ($1) in previous years," said the flower seller, blaming inflation that has soared by more than 50 percent...JA
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