ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Beirut street scene, 1982
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 9, 2019
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Beirut, Lebanon, August, 1982: Patrons at a sidewalk cafe in Beirut take in some of the sights of the embattled city, including a television crew and an AK-47-wielding man celebrating the selection of Bachir Gemayel as president. It was reported that nine people were injured in a single day from celebratory-gunfire bullets falling to earth in Beirut. Gemayel was killed in a bombing at his party's headquarters in mid-September, nine days before he was to take office.