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Lebanese Town Fights to Stop Foreign ...
Baabda
By Rachel K
18 Feb 2015

Yarzeh, Lebanon February 13, 2015 An influential resident of the town of Yarzeh, which overlooks Beirut, and the Emirati Embassy in Lebanon are digging water wells, in violation of a municipal decree. Digging wells was banned because it threatens water supplies in the neighbouring town of Baabda. Concerned residents and the head of the municipal council in Yarzeh have petitioned the Lebanese authorities to stop the drilling. However, there are suspicions that the authorities are under pressure “from outside Lebanon” that prevents them from stopping the drilling.

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Queen of Controversy: Miss Lebanon 2014
Koura
By Pamela Nabhan
28 Dec 2014

Photo gallery of Sally Greige, Miss Lebanon 2014, who was at the center of an international controversy after allegedly being 'photo-bombed' by Miss Israel at the Miss Universe beuaty pageant in Miami. Lebanon and Israel are technically in a state of war and Lebanese citizens are banned from having contact with Israelis. 

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Apraham's Cafe: How Coffee Can Define...
Beirut
By Ahmad Mogharbel
12 Nov 2014

68-year-old Apraham is a Lebanese Armenian who lives in Naba'a a section of Beirut's famous Armenian Ghetto known as Bourj Hammoud.
Apraham has diabetes and has no other choice but to work at his little coffee "shop" under the Bourj Hammoud bridge in order to pay for his medications. He starts work every morning at 5am in order to catch the morning worker crowd and spends the whole day serving his customers.

Coffee making on the streets of Lebanon is a famous profession, not only because it is tradition, but also for the simple fact that it is a relatively easy and accessible source of income.

Apraham's friends are loyal customers, they come and hang everyday to check on him and watch the busy streets of Bourj Hammoud. Apraham has survived all of these years thanks to the people who still enjoy gathering around his freshly pulled cups of coffee.

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The First Arab Female MMA Fighter
Beirut
By Andreanewilliams
15 Aug 2014

August, 2014
Beirut, Lebanon

This past July, Rachel Abou Abdallah, from Lebanon, became the first female Arab MMA fighter to compete in the IMMF World MMA Championships in Las Vegas. She brought home the silver medal and her success has encouraged her to continue trailblazing. Mixed Martial Arts is a controversial sport for its violence, but it is also a male dominated sport and Rachel is participating in a male dominated sport in a largely patriarchal society. Despite the challenges she faces, she still finds time to continues to study architecture.

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Attack of Lebanese Restaurant in Afgh...
Kabul
By Masood Momin
04 Feb 2014

Afghan civil society activists denounced the Friday's terrorist attack at Lebanese Restaurant in Kabul city.

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lebanon beirut
By Pierre de RougŽ
05 Jan 2014

Graffiti from the famous lebanese painter "Phat2", Beirut 01/14

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Khiam Detention Center
Khiam, Lebanon
By lukas.goga
08 Oct 2013

Khiam Detention Center was a prison camp during Lebanese civil war in 80´s and 90´s. After withdrawal of Israeli army from Southern Lebanon in May 2000 the camp was preserved in the condition it was abandoned. It became a museum of Lebanese resistance. During the 2006 summer conflict between Israel and Lebanon it was destroyed by Israeli Air Force.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Lebanon Beirut
By Marta Bogdanska
13 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Lebanon Beirut
By Marta Bogdanska
13 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Martyrs Square: In the background is the Rivoli Building, site of the famous pre-war cinema. It took three attempts to demolish the building with explosives in 1993.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Damaged buildings on Martyrs Square, downtown Beirut's most important public gathering place prior to the civil war

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Martyrs Square: In the background is the Rivoli Building, site of the famous pre-war cinema. It took three attempts to demolish the building with explosives in 1993.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

A boy collects empty Pepsi cans in one of downtown Beirut's desolate public squares.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Martyrs Square: In the background is the Rivoli Building, site of the famous pre-war cinema. It took three attempts to demolish the building with explosives in 1993.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Martyrs Square: In the background is the Rivoli Building, site of the famous pre-war cinema. It took three attempts to demolish the building with explosives in 1993.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

The reconstruction of Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut begins.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Reconstruction takes place near the Zawiyat Ibn Iraq Mosque in central Beirut, a 16th century Mamluk shrine, site of today's downtown souks.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

View of the former opera house in downtown Beirut.

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Beirut
By Cherine Yazbeck
15 Aug 1991

Facing west, a view of the reconstruction of downtown Beirut. To the left is the famous Beirut City Center Dome, also known as the "Egg," an iconic movie theatre heavily damaged during the war whose remains have been preserved as a memorial to the war's destruction.

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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'.