Mideast Syria Economy

November 9, 2012 - 9:33 AM
In this Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 photo, a Syrian man fills a plastic container with diesel fuel from a street vendor in the Syrian village of Atmeh, near the Turkish border with Syria. The civil war raging through Syria has battered much of the country's economy, making life harder for poor Syrians who struggled even before fighting broke out. Those struggles are clear even in places spared large scale destruction, such as Atmeh, which abuts Syria's northern border with Turkey, and other nearby villages.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)