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Scoop Photo Essay: Uneasy Calm in Central Beirut

Scoop Photo Essay: An Uneasy Calm in Central Beirut

By Yasmine Ryan


Politics are everywhere in Beirut. From the city’s west coast to Downtown, the mood is calm but tense. There have been no outbursts of violence for two weeks, but the political deadlock continues…


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A Lebanese soldier patrols Military Beach.
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West coast of Beirut
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A UN frigate off the west coast.
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Remnants of the Summer 2006 War, General de Gaulle Drive.
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Posters of assassinated Rafik Hariri, and his son Saad Hariri, current leader of the Future Movement (in Hamra).
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An Amal poster in Ain El’Mreisse. Shows Imam Moussa al-Sadr, disappeared spiritual leader of Lebanese Shias, alongside Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
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Amal’s founder Imam Moussa al-Sadr decorates a bombed-out building. Just around the corner are McDonalds and Hardrock Café.
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The residential area where PM Fouad Siniora’s office is located is under tight security.
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Opposition protesters in Martyr Square. In this area are supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement, lead by the controversial Michel Aoun.
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Protesters in Martyr Square.
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The Lebanese Army patrols the streets of Beirut.
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Business owners in Downtown Beirut are facing economic difficulties and voicing increasing frustration. Many shops, like this one, are closed.
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Yasmine Ryan is a graduate of the University of Auckland, in Political Studies and French language. She is currently interning with a Lebanese newspaper in Beirut, as part of her Masters degree in International Journalism at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Aix-en-Provence.

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