(This picture taken on December 14, 2021 shows a view of a Christmas greeting billboard in the Martyrs’ Square in the centre of Lebanon’s capital Beirut, near the Mosque of Mohammed al-Amin and the Maronite Cathedral of Saint George (background). – Beirut in December was once a shopping extravaganza, where day-long traffic jams clogged streets decked out with flashing Christmas lights and building-sized billboards advertising champagne and jewellery. This year, the roadside billboards tell a different, more frugal story: one that reflects the worst financial crisis to ever hit the once free-spending Middle Eastern country. Photo: JOSEPH EID-AFP)
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