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New Year's Eve in a Damascus Nightclub


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Through 21 months of fighting in Syria, a French ex-pat has refused to leave the country.

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Instead, he runs a night club in Damascus.

Bar-owner Jean Pierre Duthion explains to host Marco Werman why he will host a New Year's celebration there in spite of the dangers and sadness of war.