The AFAR Guide to Lebanon

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Ancient home to the Phoenicians – a seafaring people greatly influential in the Mediterranean – the Lebanese Republic gained its independence in 1943, implementing a system of government known as 'confessionalism,' which linked its diverse religious communities. Since then, Lebanon has endured periods of political strife, in part as a result of its position, linking East and West. This contrast finds harmony in Lebanon's vibrant musical and cultural traditions.

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