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Beirut: Historical, Beautiful, and Complicated

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon, is its largest seaport on the Mediterranean, and has existed for at least 5,000 years.  The city is well known for its beauty, and was widely regarded as the “Paris of the Middle East” for many years before the Lebanese Civil War.  Today, much of the European architecture that existed before the war is still standing, and the cafe culture that defines both Europe and the Middle East is integral to the experience in Beirut...