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The 10th edition of Beirut Spring Festival opened early this year, with "70 Years of the Nakba," an outdoor photo exhibition at the Samir Kassir Square, commemorating seven decades since the 1948 Palestinian displacement. Displayed in light boxes, 20 photos by Palestinian artists and photographers set out to show an alternative side to Palestinian culture.Kassir stressed the importance of showing the exhibition in a public space, open to all social circles.First organized by the Samir Kassir Foundation in 2009, the Beirut Spring Festival annually offers a multidisciplinary program inspired by themes of tolerance and cultural diversity – free of charge.The five-day performance program of this year's festival opens June 3 and will be staged in various venues around Beirut."70 Years of the Nakba" will be on display at the Samir Kassir Square, Downtown, until June 7 .
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