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Beirut skyline captures religious rivalry and harmony

City sees a newly built cathedral bell tower next to the soaring minarets of a landmark mosque

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The bell tower of Saint George Cathedral is Beirut's tallest at 72 metres - the same height as the four minarets of the Mohammad Al-Amin mosque.

Beirut

IN Beirut's rapidly evolving skyline, a newly built cathedral bell tower has risen next to the soaring minarets of a landmark mosque, symbolising both religious coexistence and competition in a city split by sectarian war from 1975 to 1990.

The new bell tower of the 19th...

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