A general view of Bourj Hammoud. The neighborhood as it is today was fashioned between the 1930s and 1970s, with most residential houses being constructed with 2-4 levels. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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When you cross the Beirut River and enter the municipality of Burj Hammoud it seems like another city entirely.Lebanon is home to around 230,000 persons of Armenian descent, the sixth largest Armenian population outside Armenia worldwide.Just this week, Austria joined the governments of 24 other countries in condemning the killing of an estimated 1 to 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1917 as genocide, a term also used by Pope Francis earlier in April. In fact, so synonymous with Armenia and Armenian culture is the neighborhood that Syrian-born, Lebanon-raised and Armenian-descended film director Nigol Bezjian, took CNN on a tour in 2012 documentary entitled "Little Armenia".The 1975-90 Civil War, however, took its toll, and much of the non-Armenian population of Burj Hammoud fled the surrounding violence.
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