US Latin singer Enrique Iglesias has performed a charity concert* near the Damascus Old City to 10,000 people. It is the first western pop concert in Syria for 30 years.
It happened at the old fairground.
Tickets cost from $30 but huge TV screens were put up outside, where many more people watched for free.
There was some doubt about whether Iglesias would come to Syria. But after his team visited the country, and said that it wasn’t a terrorist haven, he went ahead with the concert. He is now extending his stay in Syria to do some sightseeing.
(*Thanks to Shady and Ammar for the corrections: Enrique took almost US$1 million, with the proceeds going to charity.)