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Beirut's largest green space off-limits to Lebanese

Local municipality says Horsh Beirut is not properly equipped to receive crowds of visitors

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Would-be visitors require permits from the city's governor, and applications are only possible for those over the age of 30, or children under 10 accompanied by their parents.

Beirut

WITH 30 hectares of pine forest, it could be Beirut's answer to New York's Central Park, but for 20 years the capital's largest green space has been de facto off-limits to Lebanese.

It's a galling situation for residents of the city's concrete jungle, where activists have