Mideast Lebanon Cross

Mideast Lebanon Cross

An observant Christian girls, hold crosses as they march towards to lit up a towering cross on the eve of the feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, in the village of Qanat Bekish, mount of Lebanon, on Monday Sept. 13, 2010. Lebanon's Maronite Christian church inaugurated a towering cross that stands 73.8 meters (242.13 feet) high as asign of unity among the world's people. the cross lit up with 1,800 spotlights was built in a mountain near a church from 1898, according to Father Farid Doumit, a Maronate priest. Building the cross took about two years and cost some $1.5 million, mainly using donations from the Maronite church and French Catholic group. Lebanon is an pluralistic society with 18 different religious are believed to be roughly 60 percent Muslim and 40 percent Christian. Lebanon is also the only Arab coutry with a Christian head of state. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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September 13, 2010 02:26:49 PM
September 13, 2010 07:14:22 PM
Hussein Malla
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Christianity, Religion, Social affairs
Qanat Bekish , Lebanon
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