In this picture taken Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, Thomas Webber walks in a garden next to the Citadel of 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)