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NNA - 29/11/2011 - Deputy Dori Chamoun said that some parties do not think of their countries interest and interpret matters according to their own whelms.
Rightly leery of the elaborate administrative systems of most public-art programs, Christo and Jeanne-Claude simply circumvent them, bringing a roadshow--here involving millions of dollars in independent funding and about a thousand of their own employees involved in various aspects of the project--that literally over whelms a city's own bureaucracy, effectively turning it into a junior partner that can do little more than express gratitude for the couple's gift.