Al-Qamishli, Syria, Jan. 30, 2019. Men and women walk in a street market. The prices of food in the markets of the city of al-Qamishli, Northeastern Syria, rise due to the increasing rate of the US dollar and gold. The exchange rate between the Syrian pound and the US dollar fluctuates in most of Syria, affected by the political situation in the country in addition to the infusion of funds by the Syrian government Central Bank, according to exchange traders. Photo: Essam Amin.