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Lebanon: A history in pictures

Lebanon gained independence from France in 1943. Located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea between Israel and Syria, the country is one of the smallest in the Middle East by area. <br/><br/>Despite its compact size, Lebanon has played an important role in regional politics, security and commerce throughout its history.<br/><br/>

Lebanon gained independence from France in 1943. Located on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea between Israel and Syria, the country is one of the smallest in the Middle East by area.

Despite its compact size, Lebanon has played an important role in regional politics, security and commerce throughout its history.