The damaged exterior of the war-ravaged and deserted former Holiday Inn hotel building is seen as it overlooks other hotels in Beirut, May 14, 2014. The building, a Lebanese civil war landmark and a ... more 
The damaged exterior of the war-ravaged and deserted former Holiday Inn hotel building is seen as it overlooks other hotels in Beirut, May 14, 2014. The building, a Lebanese civil war landmark and a reminder of the1975-1990 conflict, is set to be auctioned off in the coming months, local media reported. The Holiday Inn, that survived the so-called Battle of the Hotels, was in operation for about two years before the conflict and later became the battleground for Christian militias against Palestinian fighters who were allied with leftists and Lebanese Muslims. Picture taken May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Alia Haju (LEBANON - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT) less 
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Fri, May 16, 2014 2:31 PM EDT