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Cosmopolitan Lebanon Dances Back

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While Lebanon is under the control of a Hezbollah-dominated government, and it is hard to know when or how the stranglehold of this extremist terrorist group will end, it is worth remembering that the cosmopolitan, modernising Lebanon is still in there and not defeated yet.

A reminder of this is this "flash mob" orchestration of a spontaneous dance number at Beirut airport. Flash mobs (spontaneous gatherings organised by text message or other social media) are of course nothing new, but this one not only looks like a lot of fun, but demonstrates that the modern cosmopolitan Lebanese young people are still out there and, hopefully, still represent Lebanon's future.

 

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