Syrian brothers who used to be musicians make homemade explosives for the Free Syrian Army in the Ma’ar Shamarine village near Idlib, on January 15, 2013. (Reuters/Ghaith Taha) 
A Syrian rebel uses a videogame controller to activate the machine gun of Sham 2, a homemade armored vehicle made by the rebels’ Al-Ansar brigade, in Bishqatin, 4 km west of Aleppo, on December 8, 2012. (Herve Bar/AFP/Getty Images)