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Weekend Reading: Beirut’s Elections, Armenian Artisans, and Egyptian Buildings

A picture of a candidate for municipality elections is hung near displayed mirrors of an antique shop in Beirut, Lebanon (Alia Haju/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of May 6, 2016.

May 6, 2016

A picture of a candidate for municipality elections is hung near displayed mirrors of an antique shop in Beirut, Lebanon (Alia Haju/Reuters).
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Habib Battah examines the intersection of new and old in Lebanese politics in the context of Beirut’s municipal elections.

Nektaria Petrou narrates her quest to find a renowned Armenian hand engraver in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar.

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Lebanon

Turkey

Armenia

Egypt

Alexandra Stock chronicles life in Cairo’s 10 Nabrawy Street through the eyes of its tenants in the days leading up to the building’s demolition.

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Lebanon

Turkey

Armenia

Egypt

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