Beirut: Cultural Capital In The Midst Of A Restive Region : News Photo

Beirut: Cultural Capital In The Midst Of A Restive Region

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BEIRUT, LEBANON - JUNE 30: Pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad are viewed along a wall in a poor, Hezbollah influenced neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees on June 30, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. Currently the Lebanese government officially hosts 546,000 Syrians with an estimated additional 500,000 who have not registered with the United Nations. Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put a huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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BEIRUT, LEBANON - JUNE 30: Pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad are viewed along a wall in a poor, Hezbollah influenced neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees on June 30, 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon. Currently the Lebanese government officially hosts 546,000 Syrians with an estimated additional 500,000 who have not registered with the United Nations. Lebanon, a country of only 4 million people, is now home to the largest number of Syrian refugees who have fled the conflict. The situation is beginning to put a huge social and political strains on Lebanon as there is currently no end in sight to the war in Syria. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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