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Hostage Lebanese Soldiers Freed
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
01 Dec 2015

December 1, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon

Negotiations between the Nusra Front and the Lebanese Government led to the release of 16 Lebanese servicemen. Lebanese soldiers and policemen were captured by al-Nusra Front jihadists during the battle of Arsal in August 2014. Since then their parents and relatives camped out in Downtown Beirut, demanding their release.

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Aftermath: Suicide Bombing Attacks in...
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. Two suicide bombers walking through the Bourj al-Barajneh area detonated their explosive vests. A third one was killed by the second explosion before he could detonate himself. The blasts, which were staggered by approximately five minutes, took place meters apart in a very crowded market. The Lebanese Ministry of Health issued a statement saying that 43 people died and more than 239 were wounded in the attack. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut
Beirut
By TTM Contributor 12
25 Oct 2014

The Lebanese capital Beirut was once known as the Paris of the Middle East before the outbreak of the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War. Residents from more conservative countries of the Arab world flocked into the city for its extravagant nightlife and relaxed grip on public behavior.

Even as some parts of the city have become conservative, Beirut still offers some of the best places for partying and hedonism in the Middle East. Lavish nightclubs and bars can be found only a few hundred meters away from churches and mosques, and many people frequent both venues. Luxurious high rise condominium developments tower over impoverished slums and refugee camps and Lamborghinis share the streets with child beggars. Dress codes for women are relaxed and diversified, with both miniskirts and hijabs commonplace. While the fifteen year civil war may have irreversibly scarred the city, its spirit and character endure in the face never ending challenges.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

The aftermath of a bomb near an army checkpoint in Beirut, which left a general security officer dead and at least 12 more injured. General Security officer Abdel Karim Hodroj was killed in the blast caused by a suicide bomber. Many of those injured were football fans in a nearby café who were celebrating Brazil’s World Cup victory, moments before. The Lebanese army released a statement saying that the culprit was a Syrian man, driving a Mercedes rigged with 25 kg of explosives. The army then cordoned off the area so the military police could conduct an investigation. This is the second suicide bomb in three days after a blast at an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon, killed two soldiers on Friday.

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Lebanese Basketball Championship Ends...
By TTM Contributor 12
05 Jun 2014

June 03, 2014
Ghazir, Lebanon

These images show game 4 of the Lebanese Basketball League (FLB) final, which ended in a brawl. The match between teams Sagesse and Sporting was played in the Fouad Shehab stadium in Ghazir, north of Beirut. Sagesse won the game 69-61, tying the series at 2-2. Conflict broke out at the end of the match between two players, one from Sagesse and one from Sporting, prompting the other team members to get involved. The FLB final is a best-of-seven series, in which the first team to win four games will be crowned the “Champions of Lebanon.”

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Voting for the New Syrian President i...
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
27 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Yarzeh, Lebanon

Photos show Syrian citizens living in Lebanon voting at a polling station set up at the Syrian embassy in the town of Yarzeh, near Beirut.

The polling station opened its doors at 7:00 am and will be receiving voters until 7:00 pm.

The Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) quoted the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, as saying that the voting process may have to be extended until tomorrow.

Ali told the NNA, "Syrians who have not been able to register their names, or have been prevented from voting can go to one of the polling stations on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border on June 3rd."

The Syrian Presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. It will be the first multi-candidate presidential election in Syria since the Assad family took power in 1971.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
12 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
12 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
12 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
12 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
12 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 36
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
22 Oct 2014

Young people smoking arguileh in Al Qahwa cafe. The cafe is decorated with Ottoman imagery as a symbol of the quality of the Turkish coffee which they serve.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 38
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
31 Dec 2006

BO18 Club in Quarantina. The club was built in Quarantina, a neighborhood which witnessed some of the worst atrocities in the civil war, as a monument to those who died. It is sunk into the ground like a communal grave and the seats inside were shaped like coffins.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 29
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

An old building under reconstruction in the area of Gemmayzeh.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 30
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

An old building under reconstruction in the area of Gemmayzeh.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 31
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

An old building under reconstruction in the area of Gemmayzeh.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 32
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

The Alebergo, a luxury boutique hotel in Achrafiyeh, Beirut, in front of a skyscraper under construction.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 35
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
22 Oct 2014

Young people smoking arguileh in Al Qahwa cafe. The cafe is decorated with Ottoman imagery as a symbol of the quality of the Turkish coffee which they serve.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 02
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

The interior of Beirut Souks in Downtown Beirut. The old Ottoman market has been redeveloped into a mall by Solidaire, the construction company owned by the Hariri family. The souks are close to Martyrs Square, the location for many public executions during the Ottoman reign.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 26
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

Renovated old French buildings of Saifi Village on the right, in front of new tower blocks under construction.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 27
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

Renovated old French buildings of Saifi Village on the right, in front of new tower blocks under construction.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 28
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

The facade is all that is left of this old building near downtown Beirut.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 22
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
06 Jul 2011

The crowd enjoying WHITE nightclub, one of the most popular clubs in Lebanon.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 23
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
26 Sep 2014

Marwan prays in the Amir Mansur Assaf mosque, one of the oldest mosques in downtown Beirut.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 25
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

Cranes in the construction site in Martyrs Square with the Hariri mosque visible in the background. Martyrs Square is so called because it is the location for many public executions during the Ottoman reign.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 15
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Sep 2014

A walk on the maritime ridge near the Pigeon Rocks, Raouche.