Perhaps more than any other place today, the Lebanese capital stands for the diversity and chaos, the community and conflicts of the Arab world. Brand-new skyscrapers tower into the sky alongside the ruins of buildings marked by war. The heterogeneous cityscape doesn’t just mirror the eventful history of the country – it also reflects the divide between corrupt government officials and the needs of the general populace. Transcending diverse religious and cultural backgrounds, the people of Beirut join in subverting the rotten structures of their homeland.
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