Beautiful Cities Destroyed By War:Beirut - Lebanon

Back in the early 1970’s, Beirut was often described as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’ due to its winding streets and beautiful French colonial architecture. All this changed in the mid 1970’s, as a 20-year-long civil war resulted in devastating damage to the city and its buildings. The Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the 1980’s also added to this destruction and resulted in much of the beautiful architecture getting damaged beyond repair.