As the world's leaders at the G20 summit in St Petersburg talked of "paralysis" over Syria, mortar shells were being fired at regular five minute intervals from army positions in Damascus.
ITV News International Editor Bill Neely has spent the day in Yarmouk, a suburb in the south of the capital. It is now a ghost town - an area emptied by war:
– ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reporting from Damascus
It seems a very long way from the G20 gathering.
It is a summit that won't solve Syria's crisis, won't end the war and won't stop American missiles - weapons which won't stop the street battles here.