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Lebanon: Conflict in a combustible country

Clashes in northern Lebanon have heightened fears of growing sectarian tensions with Syria, reminding the world that Lebanon remains a combustible country with conflicts that have long entangled the United States, Iran, Israel and Syria.

This series of images by VII photographer Stephanie Sinclair takes a look at some of Lebanon’s recent conflicts and asks the question: Is the past the future?

View the photos at VII Magazine.

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