News channel accidentally uses "Assassins Creed" screenshot for Syria background.
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The topic of the story? Preserving Damascus' history. Apparently, in video games.

Ah, the exotic Orient. So mysterious, an employee from TV2 in Denmark was unable to tell whether he was looking at 21st-Century metropolitan Damascus or a computer rendering of the city in 1190 AD. The station has since apologized for being fooled by this way-too-picturesque image. It is such a tragedy that fighting has come to this magical world of thieves running along rooftops, sultans playing with gold and jewels, and beautiful maidens trapped in harems waiting for their dates (the fruit; it's the only kind they're allowed). Fortunately, UN observers will be downloading a complete copy of the region's history so future generations can play from the last save if everyone fighting in Syria ends up going game over.

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