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  1. Insider Offers Unfiltered View of Raqqa 

    This is where terror and tyranny roam freely. Daily life in Raqqa, the conquered Syrian city that is now the Islamic State’s seat of power, is characterized by brutal control. Severed heads line public parks. Strict Sharia law is enforced. Bread and medicine are scarce, and children dig through trash for anything to sell. It’s a picture that comes to light thanks to a brave source for Vanity Fair, as one Raqqa resident gives the outside world a glimpse beyond the media-savvy militants’ propaganda.

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