Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Arc de Triomphe Collapses

Naharnet-Lebanon-July 17, 2008

A wooden triumph arch draped in black textile sheets collapsed in the southern port city of Sidon on Thursday wounding seven people, police reported. The arch was erected as part of the city's decoration to welcome the bodies of dead fighters regained from Israel by a swap agreement with Hizbullah. "The arch was originally designed to be decorated by posters, flags and photographs, but news photographers competing for best shots of the rally climbed it, which resulted in its collapse," a police official said. The wounded were five news photographers and cameramen and two children, he added.


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