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With War-Torn Syria So Close By, Lebanon's Baalbek Festival Decamps For Beirut
A world-famous event in the '60s and early '70s, closed for 20 years due to the civil war, the music/dance/theatre festival held at Baalbek's famous Roman ruins has been making a steady comeback since it was relaunched in 1996. But with the town being near the Syrian border, and with weapons and refugees passing through daily, organizers aren't canceling the festival but are moving it to the relatively safe capital. The New York Times 08/08/13
Posted August 8, 2013 12:54 AM

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