The Wider Image: Protests bring BeirutÕs abandoned Egg back to life
Two men hold a Lebanese national flag as they pose for a photo on the rooftop of the "Egg", an abandoned cinema building in Beirut, Lebanon, October 25, 2019. In the heart of Beirut's manicured downtown, something is stirring in a bullet-pocked concrete shell of a building known as "the Egg". The domed brutalist structure - once a cinema - was designed in the heady days of the 60s, badly damaged in the 1975-90 civil war, then abandoned, left to teenagers seeking a secret place for a drink or a smoke.
Then two weeks ago, protesters started pouring into the streets, raging against the political elite and reclaiming unloved corners of their capital. In the background, the Al-Amin mosque can be seen. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis