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A wall with bullet holes from the civil war with a graffiti in support of the Amal movement (amal means “hope” in Arabic). The Amal movement is a political party associated with the Shia community in Lebanon. The Arabic graffiti reads: “The Amal movement, ahh Ali, help us.” Ali is Prophet Mohammed’s son-in-law and a sacred figure for Shias. © Changiz M. Varzi

A wall with bullet holes from the civil war with a graffiti in support of the Amal movement (amal means “hope” in Arabic). The Amal movement is a political party associated with the Shia community in Lebanon. The Arabic graffiti reads: “The Amal movement, ahh Ali, help us.” Ali is Prophet Mohammed’s son-in-law and a sacred figure for Shias. © Changiz M. Varzi

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