Students dance dabke at AUB.
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Last November, during union elections, students rallying on opposite sides of the vote screamed at one another. Today, those same students danced hand-in-hand and formed what the American University of Beirut said was the longest dabke line in its history. After an address delivered by AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri, dancers lined up at around 2.15 p.m. and began swaying to the music. Thursday's mass dabke was an attempt by the university to show students that education is much more than simply attending lectures and taking exams.The Dabke Club and OC4 have spent the past few months staging rehearsals and teaching students how to properly perform it.
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