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As war rages, Tripoli art gallery opens in rundown old city

Updated : May 03, 2019 04:34 PM IST

As a new war reached the Libyan capital, businessman Mustafa Iskandar opened an art gallery and cultural centre, hoping to draw attention to a long-neglected old city in need of revival.

Libyans are seen in the old city of Tripoli, Libya. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyans are seen in the old city of Tripoli, Libya. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
A general view of Arch of Marcus Aurelius at the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
A general view of Arch of Marcus Aurelius at the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyan artists work at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyan artists work at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
A Libyan businessman Mustafa Iskandar is seen at his art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
A Libyan businessman Mustafa Iskandar is seen at his art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyan artists work at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyan artists work at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
A painting is seen at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
A painting is seen at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Paintings are reflected in a mirror at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Paintings are reflected in a mirror at the art gallery and cultural centre in the old city of Tripoli. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyan youths are seen at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
Libyan youths are seen at the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
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