The United Nations observer mission in Syria has officially come to an end. The newly appointed mediator Lakhdar Brahimi is now tasked with reinvigorating the peace process. Moscow has voiced its regret that the UN mandate couldn't be prolonged, and has warned Washington against imposing a 'no-fly zone' over Syria - something that helped topple the Gadaffi regime in Libya. Syria experienced a lull in fighting with many spending their Sunday praying to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. President Bashar al-Assad was shown on state TV praying in a mosque - his first public appearance since last month's bomb blasts killed his top security officials. Some residents of Aleppo - the country's commercial hub - went out to sweep the streets, littered with debris and shrapnel after weeks of street battles between the regime and rebels. RT's Oksana Boyko visited one southern village to see how people there are trying to build better lives for themselves, despite the bloodshed.
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