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Lakeside Festival - Zaarour Club - 5 to 7 AUG‏

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Lakeside Festival - Zaarour Club - 5 to 7 AUG‏

Beirut ranked as one of world's best cities

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Beirut ranked as one of world's best cities
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
By: The Daily Star
Source: The Daily Star



BEIRUT: Lebanon’s capital Beirut has been ranked among the world’s best cities, according to a New York-based travel magazine. Even with its recent garbage crisis, a volatile security situation, a two-year-long presidential vacuum and an ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, the Mediterranean city came out at number 12 in a readers-chosen survey conducted by Travel and Leisure, becoming the only Arab or Middle Eastern city to make the list this year. Beirut came in above the Cambodian city of Siem Reap, but just below the historic Italian city of Rome. Other cities making the list included Italy's Florence, Japan's Kyoto, Spain's Barcelona and South Carolina's city of Charleston at number one. “In a region that is being devastated by war and destruction, Beirut rises out of the desert dust, with its contempo…