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    BEIRUT, LEBANON

    During 1982, the Lebanese capital, Beirut, suffered its grisliest and most horrific year of the modern era.

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    BEIRUT:
    1. GV Christmas decorations strung across street. (3 SHOTS) 0.08
    2. SV Tree decorated with baubles on street side. 0.12
    3. GV Christmas decorations in shop window. 0.14
    4. SV PAN & GV Bomb-damaged houses. (2 SHOTS) 0.21
    5. GV Christmas garlands and balloons strung alleyway . (2 SHOTS) 0.41
    6. CU Poster of President's brother, former president-elect, the late Bashir Gemayel. 0.43
    7. SV INT Man decorating Christmas tree, as family members watch. (4 SHOTS) 1.21
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    Background: BEIRUT, LEBANON

    During 1982, the Lebanese capital, Beirut, suffered its grisliest and most horrific year of the modern era. The deaths and bloodletting of the long siege from Israeli troops have eased into the tranquil signs of Christmas in this country with a large Christian community. The festive note has become evident in such disparate areas the city's Christian Palestinian camp of Mar Elias and a focal point of traditional good living -- the main commercial street in the Hamraa quarter, In Hamraa, the scars of devastation were easier to cover, with stalls and shops filled with goods, and Christmas trees festooned with lights. Inside the Mar Elias camp, families set up the Christmas trappings of decorations and trees, alongside such items as the political posters of the former president-elect, Bashir Gemayel, who was assassinated in a bomb blast before he could take office. This was the eighth Christmas in a row that Lebanese Christians have had to celebrate Christmas amid the anguish and turmoil of civil disorder.

    Source: REUTERS - MOHAMED AWWAD

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1IZXDD3LMGFUSQGX7R71NTZN7
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IZXDD3LMGFUSQGX7R71NTZN7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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