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A group of six glowing figures light up Samir Kassir Square.Each year, the Samir Kassir Foundation organizes its Beirut Spring Festival, a tribute to the journalist and history professor assassinated in 2005 .This year, to mark a decade since Kassir's assassination, the festival has been extended to just over a month, running until June 6 . Culturally focused events will include a talk on wartime cultural production, an exhibition of photos capturing a single day in Beirut, several film screenings and a grand finale featuring a multidisciplinary open air performance.SHARQ's Reem Maghribi will moderate.Dwelling on the importance of culture in wartime, their talk will focus on what the work being produced by Syrian artists says about history, suffering and hope for a peaceful future. Each photographer was given 12 hours to capture 12 photos on 12 themes on Sept. 27 last year, during the second edition of the Beirut Photo Marathon. Taken all over greater Beirut, the resulting photos showcase daily life in different quarters of the city. The Beirut Spring Festival continues at locations across Beirut until June 6 .
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