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Beirut Rebuilds

War may be raging next door in Syria, but Beirut continues to build. One generation after the Lebanese Civil War ended in 1990s, a visitor has to search for evidence of war damage in the "Paris of the Middle East."
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An overview of Beirut, Lebanon, which bounced back partly because of its location on the water. (VOA/V. Undritz)
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An overview of Beirut, Lebanon, which bounced back partly because of its location on the water. (VOA/V. Undritz)

Beirut buildings rise higher and higher as everyone struggles to get a sea view. (VOA/V. Undritz)
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Beirut buildings rise higher and higher as everyone struggles to get a sea view. (VOA/V. Undritz)

Building cranes punctuate Beirut's skyline. (VOA/V. Undritz)
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Building cranes punctuate Beirut's skyline. (VOA/V. Undritz)

Place de l’Etoile was once a sniper’s alley of ravaged buildings. The square has been painstaking reconstructed, including the French colonial clock tower. (VOA/V. Undritz)
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Place de l’Etoile was once a sniper’s alley of ravaged buildings. The square has been painstaking reconstructed, including the French colonial clock tower. (VOA/V. Undritz)

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