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In a Beirut cafe, Italian artist and graphic novelist Stefano Ricci smiled as images of children painting flicked across a computer screen.It was organized by Italian NGO the Civil Volunteer Group (GVC) and hosted by local NGO the Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST).Ricci's visit to Lebanon in late January-early February was organized within the framework of a GVC project, explained GVC communications officer Michele Monni, funded by Italian development agency AICS and undertaken in partnership with LOST.In Lebanon, his task was to collect material for a graphic novel in three parts, based on testimonies from Lebanese and Syrians who'd taken part in GVC's programs. His work will appear in two Italian periodicals in the coming weeks and GVC will also publish it. Instead, returning to the photos of the children, Ricci was reminded of another chance association that had surprised him the previous day.
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