Letter from Beirut

Ominous signs

Print edition : September 20, 2013

People gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Ruwaiss, southern Beirut, on August 15. Photo: Hussein Malla/AP

Flames rise from the site immediately after the explosion in Ruwaiss. Photo: AFP

An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp, home to 1,20,000 Syrians, on July 18. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP

The street in front of Tripoli's Taqwa mosque being cleared of debris after an explosion on August 24. Photo: Omar Ibrahim/Reuters

Syrian refugees by the side of a road in Beirut on July 22. Photo: JAMAL SAIDI/REUTERS

Outside the Salam mosque in the northern city of Tripoli after a car bomb explosion on August 23. Photo: Bilal Hussein/AP

A base of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (General Command) in Naameh, the target of an Israeli air attack on August 23. Photo: Hussein Malla/AP

Beneath the apparent calm, anticipation of violence structures daily existence in Beirut as car bombs go off in the city and Israel launches retaliatory air strikes in southern Lebanon.
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