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Syria: Pokemon Go players search for Pikachu & Co in war-torn Homs01:25

Syria: Pokemon Go players search for Pikachu & Co in war-torn Homs

Syrian Arab Republic, Homs
August 6, 2016 at 14:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Pokemon Go players took to the streets of war ravaged Homs on Saturday, to escape the harsh realities of daily life and recreate a less violent form of hunting in the city which has been under intense bombardment in recent weeks.

Players wind their way through bombed out buildings to capture digital characters of the game. Many have faced difficulties in downloading the game due to a poor internet connection in the beleaguered city.

Pokemon Go is free to play and operates on the basis of a player's location, determining which of the Pokemon creatures will appear and whether they can capture it.

Syria: Pokemon Go players search for Pikachu & Co in war-torn Homs01:25
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Pokemon Go players took to the streets of war ravaged Homs on Saturday, to escape the harsh realities of daily life and recreate a less violent form of hunting in the city which has been under intense bombardment in recent weeks.

Players wind their way through bombed out buildings to capture digital characters of the game. Many have faced difficulties in downloading the game due to a poor internet connection in the beleaguered city.

Pokemon Go is free to play and operates on the basis of a player's location, determining which of the Pokemon creatures will appear and whether they can capture it.

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