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Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline
Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

By ZEINA KARAM
Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's...full story
updated 2014-04-20 11:22 PM
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Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline
By ZEINA KARAM
Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) -- One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's....Fullstory

2014-04-20 11:22 PM

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Central News Agency

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2014-04-20 09:13 PM

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Associated Press

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By FRANKLIN BRICENO
Associated Press

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2014-04-20 03:01 AM

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By MARCIA DUNN
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2014-04-20 03:01 AM

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