Lebanon: Where There's Hope - and Life

Beirut's dwellers refuse to surrender to despair

For the past two months Beirut has again been rocked by artillery duels between competing militia groups. The latest outburst of violence reached its climax last week on a warm Sunday afternoon when the Mediterranean was a deep, shadowy blue, with only a suggestion of surf, and the beaches were crowded. Suddenly, unaccountably, the Christians and Muslims both began to shell the area. The carnage: 20 dead and 270 wounded. How have the 1 million Beirutis been coping with the relentless destruction of their once beautiful...

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