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TO GO WITH AFP STORY SYRIA-CONFLICT-JUSTICE-RELIGION-ISLAM Marwan... News PhotoAleppo,Civil War,Conflict,Crisis,District,Horizontal,Middle East,Politics,Portrait,Rebellion,Standing Out From The Crowd,Syria,Syrian Civil War,War,WorkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH AFP STORY SYRIA-CONFLICT-JUSTICE-RELIGION-ISLAM Marwan Gayn, one of seven judges the rebel Free Syria Army has mandated to work in Aleppo, poses at the court of Saif al-Dawlah district on January 1, 2013 in Aleppo. In the heart of Syria's rebel territory, away from the blasts and bullets of the frontlines, another struggle is playing out: one for a new justice system that could shape the future face of the country should the regime fall. The struggle is between ex-regime judges and Islamic jihadists, and at stake is whether the courts apply a modified version of existing Syrian law, or switch to strict sharia law. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)