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Beirut or bust

By Michael Kurtz | Comments Off May 20th, 2008

DAMASCUS, Syria – With no time to waste, and reports on the ground of an end to fighting in Lebanon, we head through the mountains to Beirut. Less than a week after a short civil war engulfed the country, we were hesitant to visit Lebanon but after receiving words from friends in Beirut that fighting had ceased, the decision was made to go. Enter Beirut in today’s photo gallery.

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, former Senior Multimedia Producer at The Boston Globe, has always loved telling a great story. Combining his eye for visual story telling and his technical background in computer science at North Carolina State University, Thushan has reported on business, sports and travel for The Globe. You can find his site here.

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, graduated with a degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His thesis research focused on the intersection of race and music in Northeastern Brazil. He worked previously as A&R and Production Coordinator for Putumayo World Music, an international music record label based in New York City. You can find his site here.

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