In this picture taken Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, Thomas Webber speaks to The Associated Press in the library of the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle school in Damascus, Syria. Webber, an American who was born and raised in Orchard Park, New York, now has a part-time job in the English department of a local high school, where he shares his love of Charles Dickens with teenagers several times a week. The 71-year-old has no plans to leave Damascus, a city he has called home for more than four decades. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)