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President Obama’s Syria Speech

September 1, 2013
President Obama gives a speech on Syria on August 31, 2013.

President Obama gives a speech on Syria on August 31, 2013. I take a terrible picture with a point and shoot.

All day, the streets of Beirut were quiet. And we were still waiting.

Before President Obama gave his speech, there were hardly any taxis or other cars on the usually bumping Gemmayze Street. But after Obama’s short but powerful speech, the streets came back to life. Taxis are back to laying obnoxiously long on their horns, people are drunkenly yelling, everything is back to normal. Many have let out a big “WHOOSH” of relief. For tonight, at least. Good night, Beirut.

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