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Beirut Central District, LEBANON | by Karim Saad

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The Beirut Central District (BCD) is the name given to Beirut’s historical and geographical core, the “vibrant financial, commercial, and administrative hub of the country.” It is situated on the city’s northern coast and includes many monuments and places of importance to the citizens of Beirut, including Martyrs' Square. 
Beirut Central District is sometimes called Solidere, after the company of the same name founded by Rafik Hariri that has undertaken reconstruction of the neighborhood after the Lebanese Civil War. 
Source Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beirut_Central_District

Gigapan Photograph by Karim Saad | Copyright © 2010, All rights reserved. 

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In this Panorama you can browse and discover a lot of landmarks as well as the beautiful architecture of Beirut downtown.

Gigapan Photograph by Karim Saad | Copyright © 2010, All rights reserved.

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