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Tyre

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Tyre is an ancient Phoenician city and the legendary birthplace of Europa and Elissa (Dido). Today it is the fourth largest city in Lebanon and houses one of the nation's major ports. Tourism is a major industry. ... Read full article

Christmas Message of Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay to the People of the Maronite Church inAustralia

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Our annual celebration of the feast of Christmas is not merely a date to be remembered, a story to be retold, a myth to be interpreted, or a play to be re-enacted. Rather, Christmas is a fact.... Read full article

HERMEL PYRAMID

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The Pyramid of Hermel or Hermel Pyramid (also known as God’s Pyramid, House of El, the Funnel of Hermelor Needle of Hermel) is an ancient pyramid located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Hermel.... Read full article

Meet The Iraqi Refugee Who Tried To Repay Over $18,000 In Welfare Money After He Became A Success

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In 2009, Sam Eisho walked into the Centrelink office at Maroubra and tried to give the staff a cheque for more than $18,000. Told to line up at the end of the claims queue, he attempted to explain that he was there to pay back what he felt he owed.. ... Read full article

CNN: Lebanon, The Mediterranean's unlikely surf destination

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Off the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon lies a seaside town that locals call the "7-kilometer playground." Known for its sandy beaches, the ancient beach town Jiyeh is a rarity along the country's long, rocky coastline.... Read full article

ST MARON CAVE, HERMEL

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The monastery, carved out of rock near the source of the Orontes (Assi) River, has been in decline for many years, as natural forces and shepherds seeking shelter from winter storms have taken their toll. ... Read full article

War is a million miles away when the Lebanese begin to party

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Beirut notebook: Vodka, Christian Louboutin shoes and nose jobs – there's a side to Lebanon you don't often hear about... Read full article

Deir el Qamar

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Deir el Qamar is a village in south-central Lebanon, five kilometres outside of Beiteddine, consisting of stone houses with red-tiled roofs. During the 16th to 18th centuries, Deir el Qamar was the residence of the governors of Lebanon.... Read full article

DOUMA SOUK

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Douma is famous for its old souk that has well preserved its traditional cachet. The small souk in the middle of the town offers various shops selling local and artisanal crafts and inexpensive goods.... Read full article

Bsharri

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Bsharri is a Lebanese town at 1,650 m of altitude, near the Kadisha Valley. Bsharri is just under the Cedar forest and is the birthplace of the famous poet, painter and sculptor Khalil Gibran who now has a museum in the town to honor him...... Read full article

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