CSM Photo Archive 2012

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A chair sits on a dusty tiled floor in an abandoned residential... News PhotoAbandoned,Achrafieh,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Beirut,Built Structure,Dust,Horizontal,Lebanon - Country,Residential Building,Residential District,Sitting,Social IssuesPhotographer Collection: Christian Science Monitor 2012 The Christian Science MonitorBEIRUT, LEBANON - NOVEMBER 16: A chair sits on a dusty tiled floor in an abandoned residential building in the neighborhood of Ashrafieh on November 16, 2012 in Beirut, Lebanon. The owner, who had plans to refurbish the building into a hotel, does not want to demolish, but will not have a choice unless given an alternative by the state, according to Save Beirut Heritage spokesman, Giorgio Tarraf. Minimal structural work was done to preserve the building, but it has been sitting untouched for years. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)