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Hostage Lebanese Soldiers Freed
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
01 Dec 2015

December 1, 2015
Beirut, Lebanon

Negotiations between the Nusra Front and the Lebanese Government led to the release of 16 Lebanese servicemen. Lebanese soldiers and policemen were captured by al-Nusra Front jihadists during the battle of Arsal in August 2014. Since then their parents and relatives camped out in Downtown Beirut, demanding their release.

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Aftermath: Suicide Bombing Attacks in...
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
13 Nov 2015

Two explosions ripped through the Bourj al-Barajneh, a Hezbollah stronghold in the southern suburbs of Lebanon's capital, Beirut. Two suicide bombers walking through the Bourj al-Barajneh area detonated their explosive vests. A third one was killed by the second explosion before he could detonate himself. The blasts, which were staggered by approximately five minutes, took place meters apart in a very crowded market. The Lebanese Ministry of Health issued a statement saying that 43 people died and more than 239 were wounded in the attack. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack minutes after the bombing.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut
Beirut
By TTM Contributor 12
25 Oct 2014

The Lebanese capital Beirut was once known as the Paris of the Middle East before the outbreak of the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War. Residents from more conservative countries of the Arab world flocked into the city for its extravagant nightlife and relaxed grip on public behavior.

Even as some parts of the city have become conservative, Beirut still offers some of the best places for partying and hedonism in the Middle East. Lavish nightclubs and bars can be found only a few hundred meters away from churches and mosques, and many people frequent both venues. Luxurious high rise condominium developments tower over impoverished slums and refugee camps and Lamborghinis share the streets with child beggars. Dress codes for women are relaxed and diversified, with both miniskirts and hijabs commonplace. While the fifteen year civil war may have irreversibly scarred the city, its spirit and character endure in the face never ending challenges.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

The aftermath of a bomb near an army checkpoint in Beirut, which left a general security officer dead and at least 12 more injured. General Security officer Abdel Karim Hodroj was killed in the blast caused by a suicide bomber. Many of those injured were football fans in a nearby café who were celebrating Brazil’s World Cup victory, moments before. The Lebanese army released a statement saying that the culprit was a Syrian man, driving a Mercedes rigged with 25 kg of explosives. The army then cordoned off the area so the military police could conduct an investigation. This is the second suicide bomb in three days after a blast at an army checkpoint in eastern Lebanon, killed two soldiers on Friday.

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Lebanese Basketball Championship Ends...
By TTM Contributor 12
05 Jun 2014

June 03, 2014
Ghazir, Lebanon

These images show game 4 of the Lebanese Basketball League (FLB) final, which ended in a brawl. The match between teams Sagesse and Sporting was played in the Fouad Shehab stadium in Ghazir, north of Beirut. Sagesse won the game 69-61, tying the series at 2-2. Conflict broke out at the end of the match between two players, one from Sagesse and one from Sporting, prompting the other team members to get involved. The FLB final is a best-of-seven series, in which the first team to win four games will be crowned the “Champions of Lebanon.”

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Voting for the New Syrian President i...
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
27 May 2014

May 28, 2014
Yarzeh, Lebanon

Photos show Syrian citizens living in Lebanon voting at a polling station set up at the Syrian embassy in the town of Yarzeh, near Beirut.

The polling station opened its doors at 7:00 am and will be receiving voters until 7:00 pm.

The Lebanese National News Agency (NNA) quoted the Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ali Abdul Karim Ali, as saying that the voting process may have to be extended until tomorrow.

Ali told the NNA, "Syrians who have not been able to register their names, or have been prevented from voting can go to one of the polling stations on the Syrian side of the Lebanese-Syrian border on June 3rd."

The Syrian Presidential election will be held in Syria on June 3, 2014. It will be the first multi-candidate presidential election in Syria since the Assad family took power in 1971.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 16
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Sep 2014

Two men and two veiled women sit on the rocks by the sea in al-Manara.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 19
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Nov 2007

A couple enjoy enjoy sitting on the shore of Chekka, North Lebanon.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 08
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

A close up of restored French architecture in Saifi Village, central Beirut.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 09
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

A man relaxing on the balcony of an Ottoman building in Gemmayzeh, that used to be a hotel favored by writers and poets.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 10
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
04 Apr 2013

A woman sells vegetables on the sidewalk in Tarik al-Jdeede.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 11
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
06 Apr 2013

A typically chaotic tangle of electrical wires that adorn the streets of Beirut.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 12
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
06 Apr 2013

A woman previews clothes on display in Hay al-Selom in Dahye.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 14
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Sep 2014

Riviera, one of the most popular beaches in Beirut, located in Manara.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 03
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

The interior of Beirut Souks in Downtown Beirut. The old Ottoman market has been redeveloped into a mall by Solidaire, the construction company owned by the Hariri family. The souks are close to Martyrs Square, the location for many public executions during the Ottoman reign.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 04
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

Two women walk up the colorful steps in Mar Mikhael, carrying their shopping.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 05
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

Two women walk up the colorful steps in Mar Mikhael, carrying their shopping.

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A Tale of Two Cities: Beirut 01
Beirut, Lebanon
By TTM Contributor 12
24 Oct 2014

The Samir Assir monument facing the mosque of Prince Mansur Assaf, also known as the 'Sarai Mosque' because it is very close to the Sairai of the Emir Assaf, who's castle was close to the site. In this mosque they found Ottoman writings from the year 1908 (1306 in the Islamic calendar).

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

The remnants of an old red Mercedes suspected to be carrying the suicide bomb.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

Security forces, firemen, and rescue workers work together to clear the wreckage.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

Firemen put out the flames of the cars destroyed by the explosion.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

Security officers, Red Cross and civil relief units, work together to calm the situation.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

Security officers, Red Cross and civil relief units, work together to calm the situation.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

Security officers, Red Cross and civil relief units, work together to calm the situation.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

People gather around a nearby car that was destroyed by the explosion.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

A crowd of people gather at the explosion site.

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Car Bomb Kills A Security Officer in ...
By TTM Contributor 12
23 Jun 2014

Tayouneh, Beirut
June 23, 2014

The remnants of an old red Mercedes suspected to be carrying the suicide bomb.

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Parliament member Nadim Gemayel is taking a selfie with a Sagesse fan among the crowds.

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Parliament member Nadim Gemayel is waving the crowds and the Sagesse team.

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

A chaotic scene at the end of the match because of the fight that occurred between Sagesse and Sporting

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

A chaotic scene at the end of the match because of the fight that occurred between Sagesse and Sporting..

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

A chaotic scene at the end of the match because of the fight that occurred between Sagesse and Sporting.

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Sagesse fans cheering for their team in Fouad Shehab stadium.

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Sagesse fans are cheering and encouraging their team in the final match between Sagesse and Sporting in Fouad Shehab stadium

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Elie Rustom, a player in the Sagesse team got injured and received help from the Red Cross

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Nadim Gemayel, parliament member is joining the fans of Sagesse with an enthusiastic high five.

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FLB Championship
By TTM Contributor 12
03 Jun 2014

Sagesse fans in Fouad Shehab stadium raising their arms while chanting the national Lebanese anthem.

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Voting for the New Syrian President, ...
By TTM Contributor 12
28 May 2014

Election worker wearing a shirt that has the picture of the presidential candidate Bashar al-Assad

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Voting for the New Syrian President, ...
By TTM Contributor 12
28 May 2014

A man drumming in the crowd of people waiting to vote in the Syrian presidential election at the Syrian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

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Voting for the New Syrian President, ...
By TTM Contributor 12
27 May 2014

A man wearing the Hezballah flag as a cape among the crowd of Syrian voters in front of the Syrian Embassy in Baabda, Beirut, Lebanon

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Voting for the New Syrian President, ...
By TTM Contributor 12
27 May 2014

A large crowd waits to vote in front of the Syrian Embassy in Baabda, Beirut, Lebanon.