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."
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)
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)