As day breaks over a tiny hamlet in north-west Cyprus, some 20 people in an ancient Church observe a morning liturgy in an even more ancient language.
For centuries, this small community of Maronites have retained a distinct identity rooted in their Catholic faith.
Ancestors of Christians who settled in Cyprus after fleeing what is now Lebanon and Syria in waves from the 8th century onwards, many were forced to move again when Cyprus was divided almost half a century ago.
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