Lebanon
6 March 2017

Lebanon

لبنان‎‎

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(1) Portrait of a lighting shop owner. Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(2) The infamous Holiday Inn Beirut, remnant of the “Battle Of The Hotels.” It had operated for just one year when Lebanon’s Civil War broke out in 1975. Minet El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(3) East Beirut butcher’s shop. Bourj Hammoud, Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(4) View of the mountains outside of Tannourine in Lebanon’s North Governorate. Tannourine, Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(5) Portrait of a woman in her kitchen, somewhere on the Batroun-Tannourine Road outside of Tannourine. North Governorate, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(6) A woman visits the Monastère de Mar Lichaa on Good Friday 2016 in Lebanon’s Kadisha Valley. Bcharre, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(7) Mar Lichaa Monastery. Bcharre, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(8) Maronite Christian procession on Good Friday, March 25, 2016. Mar Lichaa Monastery. Bcharre, Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(9) A hazy view looking west in Lebanon’s North Governorate. Lebanon. March, 2016.

(10) Maronite Christian men carry a statue of the Virgin Mary during a procession on Good Friday 2016 at the Mar Lichaa Monastery. The Virgin is seen wearing a black veil to signify her state of mourning. Bcharre, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(11) View of Bcharre from the southern end of the Kadisha Valley. North Governorate, Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(12) “The behavior of Beirutis [suggests] that man’s natural state is as a social animal who will do everything he can to seek out and create community and structures when the larger government or society disappears.” (From Beirut To Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, 1989) 

Two men in a taxi office somewhere in East Beirut. Lebanon. March, 2016.

(13) Beirut’s Martyr’s Square on the evening of 30 March, 2016. Martyr’s Monument, which was unveiled in 1960, is seen here decorated with the word “intifada” (انتفاضة) sprayed in graffiti, meaning “uprising.” Mohammed al-Amin Mosque is visible in the background. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(14) Looking west over the Yerevan Bridge which spans the Beirut River. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(15) A blast wall somewhere in downtown Beirut, decorated with the Lebanese flag. Blast walls are installed throughout Beirut, usually in front of buildings that pose a security risk. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(16) Syrian student at Jusoor’s Beirut school. Jusoor is an NGO founded by Syrian expats aimed at empowering Syrian youth. In Lebanon, this goal is achieved by providing education for refugees at unaccredited schools in three locations throughout the country. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(17) Syrian boys at Jusoor’s Beirut school. Lebanon. March, 2016.

(18) Syrian men are seen loitering on the streets of Beirut. In the background, evidence of Lebanon’s 15-year civil war. Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(19) A man sits on a stoop in Bourj Hammound. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(20) Pedestrian passes by Candy Chang’s “Before I Die” project under the Fouad Chehab bridge. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(21) Pigeon Rock, or Sabah Nassar’s Rock, in Raouché. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(22) A man shares tea with his friends in Beirut’s Bourj Hammoud. Lebanon. September, 2016.

(23) Woman on her balcony. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(24) Car trunk antique shop. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

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(25) Portrait of a man in Bourj Hammoud. Beirut, Lebanon. March, 2016.

(26) A man takes a cigarette break while making a phone call. Bourj Hammoud, Beirut, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(27) Waleed, a welder in Beirut’s Hamra neighborhood, is seen working late at night in his shop. Beirut, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(28) The Bay of Jounieh as seen from the Téléphérique, a gondola that operates between the coast and the Our Lady of Lebanon shrine in Harissa. Jounieh, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(29) A portrait of Waleed in his shop. Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon. September, 2016.

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(30) Egyptian friends hold hands in Beirut’s Bourj Hammoud neighborhood. The men are Coptic Christians, as seen by the iconic cross tattoos on their hands and wrist. In Egyptian culture, handholding is common in platonic relationships between men. Bourj Hammoud, Beirut, Lebanon. September, 2016.

(31) Corniche in Sidon, Lebanon. Easter Monday, 2016. Sidon, Lebanon. March, 2016

(32) Evidence of Hezbollah presence in Tyre, Lebanon. Easter Monday, 2016. Tyre, Lebanon. March, 2016

(33) Banners belonging to Hezbollah and the Amal Movement honor a man named Ahmed Mohammed El Shaar for his martyrdom. Tyre, Lebanon. March, 2016