Hama, Syria, June 17, 2018. A noria operates in the al-Tawafra historic district in the city of Hama, Central Syria. The district is considered one of Syria's most important historic districts, and has preserved its architectural style since 1260. The district includes several norias (water wheels) and the three mosques Nour Eddin al-Zenky, al-Khan Qah, and al-Musslah. The district also includes the al-Sultan and al-Othmaniah Turkish bath houses and several old homes and palaces, such as the palace of As'ad Pasha al-Azm. The Syrian government's forces now control the city of Hama, after suppressing major non-violent revolutionary protests.