Someone Once Told Me

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Submitted by Paula Dear, who wrote: “This was taken in Palmyra, Syria - desert oasis and site of a spectacular ruined Roman city. I was told this by a taxi driver there - he meant the statement to refer to Syria and to the UK.

"On Syria's part it turned out to be a massive understatement. The people there were among the friendliest and most generous I have ever met.”

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world tour

Having run SOTM mainly from London since September 2006, Mario travelled the world between June 2013 and May 2014 to capture people's stories.

Click below to read about his adventures involving Korean schoolgirls, cemetery dwellers in Manila, people from South African townships and many others.

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