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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Children standing on the rubble of a building destroyed in the war.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Child playing near the Grand Serail, the former Ottoman and French Mandate seat of government and currently the headquarters of the Lebanese Prime Minister.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Damaged apartment building next to the port of Beirut.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Damaged buildings in downtown Beirut. In the background is the notorious Murr Building, a favorite spot for snipers during the war. Started in 1974, construction was halted by the war at 40 floors and never completed since.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

The statue of Martyr's Square surrounded by damaged buildings.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

At the bottom of the photo is a sign warning against land-mines along the "Green Line" separating east and west Beirut.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Two men walking in front of the opera house in downtown Beirut.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Buildings badly damaged in the old souks of downtown Beirut.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

A street coffee vendor sets up shop in Martyr's Square.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

The ruins surrounding Martyr's Square. Various make-shift cafés appeared shortly after the war, hence the plastic tables and chairs.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

The Rivoli Building, since demolished, as seen from the vantage point of the 'Martyr's Square' statue.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Damaged buildings along the "Green Line" separating east and west Beirut in the center of the city.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Damaged buildings on Bechara El-Khoury street in downtown Beirut, one of the city's principal north-south thoroughfares.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Removing the rubble during the reconstruction of downtown Beirut.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Three young boys play in the rubble of a destroyed building.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

A damaged and abandoned house near the 'Green Line'.