Lebanon: The Gathering Storm (27 images)

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Lebanon stands on the brink. As civil war continues in Syria, its smaller neighbour is increasingly being sucked into the chaos raging next door. Long subordinate to Damascus, the tiny nation of some 4 million people is as tense now as at any time since the 15 year civil war ended in 1990. Clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between Sunni and Alawite factions, intensifying over the past 2 years, have left scores dead and reflect the increasing sectarian nature of the conflict in...
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