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While border village are very often shelled by Israeli artillery and aviation, the back out on photographing and filming the devastations in still going on. Some lebanese photographers slips through the heck points pretending to visit parents in the touched villages. Authorities refuse to give any filmed statement on this issue and the half official reason which is whispered to you is "we dont' want to make bad publicity to our tourism"(???)
This morning we were promised a statement by the foreign affairs minister: we were allowed to film him 20 seconds mute while receiving the ambassador of the United Emirates.
Following this we show you the streets reactions of Beirut to the border villages shelling.
Minister of foreign affairs receiving the ambassador of United Emirates. (2 shots)
-outway flag outside
-Gen view foreign office (Bustros Palace)
-Centre of Beirut: busy square, people walking in the streets.
-Martyrs' Place as ever.
In fact people in their everyday life look more interested by the floating of the sterling:
-change offices (several shots)
-street of the banks (4 shots)
The tourists have not deserted the y??? clubs nor the lebanese forget to enjoy the sea pleasures according to their possibilities.
-CU sailing boat, noon out on Saint George Yasht Club
-man playing trampoline
-children playing on the rocks, one dives pan to the Yacht Club.
-General views Hotel Phoenicia, most representative of Beirut luxury hotels.
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