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    Beirut Walls Become Forum for Social, Political Messagesi
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    July 10, 2013 11:44 AM
    During Lebanon's 15-year civil war, territorial markings became commonplace. They separated neighborhoods along sectarian lines, using symbols, flags and portraits of political leaders. Today, a rise in sectarian tensions in Lebanon fueled by the war in neighboring Syria, has contributed to an increase in poliltical and social graffiti. Paige Kollock reports from Beirut.

    Beirut Walls Become Forum for Social, Political Messages

    Published July 10, 2013

    During Lebanon's 15-year civil war, territorial markings became commonplace. They separated neighborhoods along sectarian lines, using symbols, flags and portraits of political leaders. Today, a rise in sectarian tensions in Lebanon fueled by the war in neighboring Syria, has contributed to an increase in poliltical and social graffiti. Paige Kollock reports from Beirut.


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