National Geographic, February 1983, Beirut, up from the rubble, photo: Steve McCurry - The Green Line was a line of demarcation in Beirut, Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, it separated the East from the West; the appellation refers to the coloration of the foliage that grew because the space was uninhabited. Now, many of the buildings have been rebuilt.
Amar-el-deen - apricot nectar with rosewater, prepared specially for Ramadan. The apricots are dried and made into a paste, then rolled into sheets and wrapped; these sheets are the amar-el-deen. When soaked overnight, the paste turns into a rich nectar, and when mixed with a drop of rosewater, becomes a sweet and refreshing drink.