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What used to be Beirut under development. Photo Credit: Andrew Njeim CivE ‘24

An Explosive Throwback for Lebanon

By: Afifa Areya (ME ’24)

On the morning of August 4, 2020, a bride celebrated her transition to a new life. It was peaceful but thrilling with cameras focusing on her, a day where she could be beautiful and jovial. As soon as the camera panned down to take a shot of her beautiful white dress, a strong blast shook the camera and her elegant dress out of focus, while shards of glass and debris flew behind her. A catastrophe getting in the way of what was an exciting day for the bride of Beirut.

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