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If London were Aleppo – Buckingham Palace destroyed, 4.3 million dead or displaced

The bullet-riddled, bombed-out buildings of Aleppo may bear little resemblance to London's gleaming skyscrapers but the two cities once had much in common, something German artist Hans Hack has seized on to bring home the reality of war. Before Syria's six-year civil war, Aleppo -- like London -- was its country's biggest city, as well as a key commercial hub. But, unlike teeming London, half of Aleppo is now effectively a ghost town. To bring the suffering home to those in Europe, data visualizer Hack has used United…