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Carolina



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PostSubject: Beirut,Lebanon   Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:12 pm

Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and it’s in south-west of Asia.It was named capital by the Phoenicians and also by the Romans.
It has approximately 10000 km2 and it is located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's coastline with the Mediterranean sea, it serves as the country's largest and main seaport and also forms the Beirut Metropolitan Area. We speak Arabic and French.
It is famous for the cedars, that are many of these all over the country. This tree is very important to Lebanese people, and forms part of the flag, with red and white stripes.
The Phoenicians, Greeks, and Egyptians for centuries used the cedar wood.
For many people, Beirut’s history begins and ends with its bloody civil war for 15 years, along with the Green Line that cut the city in two, with Muslims to the west and Christians to the east. But its history goes back much further and the city has a fascinating ancient history.
Recent events have cast a dark shadow over the city’s troubled modern history. The Israel–Hezbollah offensive of 2006, though causing little damage to the centre of Beirut, devastated some southern suburbs, and deflated the hopes of many Beirutis for a prosperous, forward-looking future.
Beirut survived a decade and a half of conflict and so has earned the right to call itself, "The City That Would Not Die".
Beirut is also a touristic and cultural city and the principal destine on the Lebanon coast.
But the pretty, white, Lebanon beaches are covered with oil but we are cleaning them and soon will be beautiful again.
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tgracia



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PostSubject: Beirut Libanon   Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:26 pm

You must read it and learn it as if you were from Libanon.
I had to add many things because you did not mention the different wars.
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