Marta Bogdanska Marta Bogdanska

I'm a Polish photographer and cultural manager living in Beirut. I hold a Master's degree in Philosophy and Diploma in Gender Studies. My photographs have been published in Polish and Lebanese newspapers and magazines e.g. Gazeta Wyborcza, Wysokie Obcasy, Duży Format, Now Lebanon as well as in books and on websites. I have worked on personal projects involving photography (see my website www.martabogdanska.com) and have exhibited in Lebanon, Poland and Italy. I had received several art grants to execute my projects from Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Heinrich Boell Foundation - Middle East Office or Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw amongst others. I work mainly with photography but recently started to use more text in my projects and to get into the field of video. I use both digital and analogue cameras (Nikon D700, Nikon FM2 and Mamiya 645). I'm open to assignments throughout Lebanon and the region. Examples of my published work: 1. Photographs of Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon in an online magazine The InterDependent http://www.theinterdependent.com/human-rights/article/facing-diplomatic-gridlock-in-syria-un-focuses-on-humanitarian-help# 2. Photographs from Horsh al Sanawbar for a Polish weekly magazine Wysokie Obcasy, a suplement to Gazeta Wyborcza (print & online) http://www.martabogdanska.com/index.php?/wysokie-obcasy-nr-16-50512/ 3. Photographs from Syria for a Polish Travel magazine Podróże (print) http://www.martabogdanska.com/index.php?/podroze-nr-12010/

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
17 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
17 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
17 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children is providing a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
17 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
17 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
17 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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Syrian refugees at the Sawa Registrat...
Baalbek, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

As Syrian refugee parents wait to register their children for school in Lebanon, the children play in the special play room. The Sawa registration Center is situated in Baalbek, and was set up in collaboration with UNHCR and Save the Children. There are 48,925 Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR in Lebanon, with more than 18,000 on a waiting list. 51% of them are children. Save the Children provided a Summer Accelerated Learning Program & Scholarship Program, that encompassed 1,208 children until now. Another 1,292 are supposed to join at the beginning of school year.

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School In Baalbek For The Syrian Refu...
Lebanon,Baalbek
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

This family came from Homs in Syria.
The woman has three children. One of her daughters is married and has a child. There is also her son’s wife with them.
They arrived to Lebanon three weeks ago although the married daughter came here a month and a half ago.
They were in Al “Qaseer” in Homs but because of the worsening situation there they moved to Damascus, to “Alset Zainab” neighborhood. From there they moved to another neighborhood called Al “Abaseyeen”. Finally they went back to Homs. The heavy bombing started again and there were no taxis to take them out of there so they had to wait. After that they managed to go to “Al Tal” because they were informed that it was safe there. After two days the clashes started, they moved again to “Adra”. After being on the road for ten days they arrived to Lebanon. They couldn’t take anything with them, not even clothes. They crossed the border illegally, walking through the mountains.
Life in Lebanon is much better for them than in Syria. At least children are not scared and can sleep at night. They also received medical treatment because they were sick in Syria and couldn’t get any help there. Children can go to school although her daughter’s child won’t be able to register now because they don’t have the needed documents.

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School In Baalbek For The Syrian Refu...
Lebanon,Baalbek
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

This family came from Homs in Syria.
The woman has three children. One of her daughters is married and has a child. There is also her son’s wife with them.
They arrived to Lebanon three weeks ago although the married daughter came here a month and a half ago.
They were in Al “Qaseer” in Homs but because of the worsening situation there they moved to Damascus, to “Alset Zainab” neighborhood. From there they moved to another neighborhood called Al “Abaseyeen”. Finally they went back to Homs. The heavy bombing started again and there were no taxis to take them out of there so they had to wait. After that they managed to go to “Al Tal” because they were informed that it was safe there. After two days the clashes started, they moved again to “Adra”. After being on the road for ten days they arrived to Lebanon. They couldn’t take anything with them, not even clothes. They crossed the border illegally, walking through the mountains.
Life in Lebanon is much better for them than in Syria. At least children are not scared and can sleep at night. They also received medical treatment because they were sick in Syria and couldn’t get any help there. Children can go to school although her daughter’s child won’t be able to register now because they don’t have the needed documents.

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School In Baalbek For The Syrian Refu...
Lebanon,Baalbek
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

This family came from Homs in Syria.
The woman has three children. One of her daughters is married and has a child. There is also her son’s wife with them.
They arrived to Lebanon three weeks ago although the married daughter came here a month and a half ago.
They were in Al “Qaseer” in Homs but because of the worsening situation there they moved to Damascus, to “Alset Zainab” neighborhood. From there they moved to another neighborhood called Al “Abaseyeen”. Finally they went back to Homs. The heavy bombing started again and there were no taxis to take them out of there so they had to wait. After that they managed to go to “Al Tal” because they were informed that it was safe there. After two days the clashes started, they moved again to “Adra”. After being on the road for ten days they arrived to Lebanon. They couldn’t take anything with them, not even clothes. They crossed the border illegally, walking through the mountains.
Life in Lebanon is much better for them than in Syria. At least children are not scared and can sleep at night. They also received medical treatment because they were sick in Syria and couldn’t get any help there. Children can go to school although her daughter’s child won’t be able to register now because they don’t have the needed documents.

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School In Baalbek For The Syrian Refu...
Lebanon,Baalbek
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

This family came from Homs in Syria.
The woman has three children. One of her daughters is married and has a child. There is also her son’s wife with them.
They arrived to Lebanon three weeks ago although the married daughter came here a month and a half ago.
They were in Al “Qaseer” in Homs but because of the worsening situation there they moved to Damascus, to “Alset Zainab” neighborhood. From there they moved to another neighborhood called Al “Abaseyeen”. Finally they went back to Homs. The heavy bombing started again and there were no taxis to take them out of there so they had to wait. After that they managed to go to “Al Tal” because they were informed that it was safe there. After two days the clashes started, they moved again to “Adra”. After being on the road for ten days they arrived to Lebanon. They couldn’t take anything with them, not even clothes. They crossed the border illegally, walking through the mountains.
Life in Lebanon is much better for them than in Syria. At least children are not scared and can sleep at night. They also received medical treatment because they were sick in Syria and couldn’t get any help there. Children can go to school although her daughter’s child won’t be able to register now because they don’t have the needed documents.

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Syrian Refugees In Baalbek
Lebanon,Baalbek
By Marta Bogdanska
18 Sep 2012

This Syrian woman has been in Lebanon for six months. She came from Homs.
The reason for her to leave was a very heavy shelling on their house, and abductions of people. She came with her whole family, which consists of five people.
They crossed the border in a legal way taking a taxi until Baalbek. It was at the time when crossing the border was still easy.
The life in Lebanon has been fine till now. They registered with" UNHCR" when they arrived. Now she is registering her children in school at the "Save the Children registration center."

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
14 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.

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Lebanese gather to greet the Pope
Beirut, Lebanon
By Marta Bogdanska
15 Sep 2012

A collection of photos that illustrate the diverse gathering of sectarian groups that gathered in Beirut to celebrate and greet the Pope, who visited Lebanon to promote peace at a particularly fragile time in the region as fighting in Syria threatens the already delicate situation in Lebanon.