May 7 2008: Protests, Clashes and Aftermath

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A Lebanese soldier bleeds after being hit in the mouth by a stone during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, May 7, 2008. Hezbollah supporters clashed with government backers in several Beirut neighborhoods Wednesday, using guns and stones after the militant group blocked major roads with burning tires and dirt to enforce a labor strike.






An anti-government opposition activist adds to the pile of burning tyres during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, 07 May 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked streets in central Beirut and on the road to the international airport, a strike that has turned into a showdown between the militant Shiite group and Western-backed Prime Minister Fouad Saniora


An anti-government rioter lifts a drum after setting barricades on fire on a main road near a government building in Beirut May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades on Wednesday, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the U.S.-backed government. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi






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    Lebanese soldiers block a street with an armoured personnel carriers (APC) in Beirut on May 7, 2008 during a general strike that turn into a confrontation between rival political factions. Anti-riot police and the army were out in full force, cutting off access to many areas with road blocks to prevent clashes between supporters of the Hezbollah-led opposition and the Western-backed government. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Members of the Lebanese emergency services attempt to extinguish a fire in a Beirut street on 7 May, 2007 during unrest that errupted involving rival political factions during a general strike. Anti-government protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a strike over wages today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    A Lebanese woman and her children flee their home in Beirut on May 7, 2008 as violence errupts between poltical rivals during a general strike. Anti-government protesters blocked roads with blazing tires in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a strike over wages today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)




















    Armed supporters of the opposition-aligned Amal movement gather in front of the offices of the Future Movement, a member of the parliament majority coalition, in Beirut on May 7, 2008 during a general strike that turned into a confrontation between rival political factions. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades today, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the US-backed government. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    lebanese army vehicules close a bridge in central Beirut on May 7, 2008. Protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a general strike today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)


    A Lebanese man and his children run during a clash with demonstrators in Ras al-Nabeh street in Beirut on May 7, 2008. Protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a general strike today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)


    Lebanese soldiers patrol during a clash with demonstrators in Ras al-Nabeh street in Beirut on May 7, 2008. Protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a general strike today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)


    Lebanese soldiers hold a position during a clash with demonstrators in Ras al-Nabeh street in Beirut on May 7, 2008. Protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a general strike today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)


    Lebanese soldiers guard a position on a bridge by the airport in Beirut, on May 7, 2008. Protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a general strike today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    BA baggage helper stands in the middle of the deserted Beirut Airportb as a general strike blocked passage to the airport on May 7, 2008. Airport workers did not go to work and flights were cancelled for most of the morning. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


















    Lebanese soldiers guards a street in Beirut on May 7, 2008. Anti-riot police and the army were out in full force in the Lebanese capital today, cutting off access to many areas with road blocks during a general strike that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Lebanese protestors shout slogans during demonstrations to press demands for wage increases and the resignation of Prime Minister Fuad Siniora, in the southern port cit of Sidon, on May 7, 2008. Protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a general strike today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/MAHMOUD ZAYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYAT/AFP/Getty Images)


    CORRECTS CITY IN IPTC DATELINE Lebanese riot police and soldiers stand guard during demonstrations to press demands for wage increases, on May 7, 2008in Beirut. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades today, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the US-backed government. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Smoke rises from bruning tires behind a Lebanese man holding a piece of bread and a sign indicating food prices during a demonstration for wage increases in Beirut on May 7, 2008. Anti-riot police and the army were out in full force throughout the capital as protesters blocked roads and burned tires to press their demands for wage increases amid a tense political situation. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)
     
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    An opposition protester holds a gazoline bottle as he stands near a burning car during a protest called by labor unions in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, May 7, 2008.


    A Hezbollah supporter smokes a water-pipe after blocking off a main road in a Beirut suburb with barricades May 7, 2008.





    Civil defence personnel put out fires from burning cars during armed clashes in Beirut May 7, 2008



    A cameraman reacts after he was hit in the head during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, May 7, 2008


    A Lebanese soldier bleeds after being hit in the mouth by a stone during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, May 7, 2008.



    Shi'ite opposition gunmen take position during gun battles in a street in Beirut May 7, 2008



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    Passengers wait to leave Beirut's international airport, after the main road leading to the airport was blocked



    Passengers leave Beirut's international airport on foot, after the main road leading to the airport



    U.N. peacekeepers wait to leave Beirut's international airport

     
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    A lone passenger walks through an empty Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut on 7 May, 2008. The road connecting the airport to the city was blocked today by anti-government protesters during a general strike that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Musicians and dancers, part of the Lebanese diva Fayrouz's party, stand stranded at Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut on 7 May, 2008 after arriving from a show in the United Arab Emirates. The road connecting the airport to the city was today blocked by protesters during a general strike by anti-government protesters that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    Lebanese protestors gather near the soil and rubble roadblock on the road leading to Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut late on 7 May, 2008. Anti-government protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a strike over wages today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)




    A Lebanese protestor lies in the road leading to Rafiq Hariri International airport in Beirut on 7 May, 2008, next to the rubble and soil roadblock during a general strike. Anti-government protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a strike over wages today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR (Photo credit should read RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images)


    A passenger (R) arriving from Paris walks away from Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut on 7 May, 2008, with her driver (L) as the road connecting the airport to the city is blocked by protesters during a general strike. Anti-government protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a strike over wages today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)


    A tourist arriving from Paris walks away from Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut on 7 May, 2008, as the road connecting the airport to the city is blocked by protesters during a general strike. Anti-government protesters blocked roads with blazing tyres in the Lebanese capital and disrupted air traffic during a strike over wages today that escalated into a confrontation between rival political camps. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)




    Armed supporters of the Lebanese opposition-aligned Amal movement walk down a street past a burning car in Beirut on May 7, 2008 during a general strike that turned into a confrontation between rival political factions. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades today, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the US-backed government. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)




    An armed member of the opposition-aligned Amal movement walks past Lebanese firemen dousing burning cars in a Beirut street on May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades today, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the US-backed government. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)
     
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    A Lebanese policeman takes position during gun battles in Beirut, Lebanon, 07 May 2008. In the afternoon, followers of the opposition and members loyal to the Western-backed government were involved in clashes using automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. Hospital sources said a nun was wounded in the shoulder by a stray bullet


    Shi'ite opposition gunmen take position during gun battles in Beirut, Lebanon, 07 May 2008. In the afternoon, followers of the opposition and members loyal to the Western-backed government were involved in clashes using automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. Hospital sources said a nun was wounded in the shoulder by a stray bullet
     
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    A woman relative of Hezbollah militant Hussein Youssef al-Bourji, who died during clashes, shouts anti-government slogans, during the funeral procession in Dahiyeh neighborhood of south Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    A Druse man, gestures at his house damaged during Sunday clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Hezbollah militants carry the coffin of their comrade Hussein Youssef al-Bourji, who died in clashes in Beirut, during his funeral procession in Dahiyeh neighborhood of south Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    A Shiite cleric, right, along with Hezbollah militants carry the coffin of their comrade Hussein Youssef al-Bourji, who died in clashes in Beirut, during his funeral procession in Dahiyeh neighborhood of south Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    Relatives of Hezbollah militant Hussein Youssef al-Bourji, who died during clashes, react as they hold his picture during the funeral procession in Dahiyeh neighborhood of south Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    Shi'ite gunmen take positions during clashes with Druze pro-government fighters in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 11, 2008.
    (Issam Kobeisy/Reuters)

    Residents cry after their home was burnt during clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008.
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    A resident walks past a burnt shop after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008.
    (Fadi Ghalioum/Reuters)

    Smoke rises from the Alley area during clashes between Hezbollah gunmen and Druze pro-government fighters in Mount Lebanon May 11, 2008.
    (Issam Kobeisy/Reuters)

    Lebanese army soldiers in armored personnel carriers patrol a street past burnt cars after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008.
    (Fadi Ghalioum/Reuters)

    A Druse man looks through a broken window of his house where a shell exploded on Sunday during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Lebanese army conscript walks home through debris blocking a street in Beirut. Fierce fighting has erupted in northern Lebanon, further exacerbating tensions after days of deadly sectarian battles that have driven the nation to the brink of full-blown civil war.
    (AFP/Anwar Amro)

    Lebanese soldiers drive armoured personnel carriers through east Beirut en route to the Druze mountains. Fierce fighting has erupted in northern Lebanon, further exacerbating tensions after days of deadly sectarian battles that have driven the nation to the brink of full-blown civil war.
    (AFP/Joseph Barrak)

    A masked militant of the Shiite Amal opposition group holds a position during heavy clashes with pro-government fighters in Shwayfat in the Druze mountains southeast of Beirut. Fierce fighting has erupted in northern Lebanon, further exacerbating tensions after days of deadly sectarian battles that have driven the nation to the brink of full-blown civil war.
    (AFP/Anwar Amro)

    Militants of the Shiite Amal opposition group take to the streets during heavy clashes with pro-government fighters in Shwayfat in the Druze mountains southeast of Beirut. Fierce fighting has erupted in northern Lebanon, further exacerbating tensions after days of deadly sectarian battles that have driven the nation to the brink of full-blown civil war.
    (AFP/Anwar Amro)

    A woman holds a picture of killed Hezbollah fighter Hussein Burji during his funeral in south of Beirut May 12, 2008. Clashes resumed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Monday and security sources said at least 36 people were killed on Sunday between Hezbollah and its pro-government Druze opponents east of Beirut.
    REUTERS/ Hassan el-Ali (LEBANON)

    A relative mourns as Hezbollah members carry the body of their comrade Hussein Burji, wrapped with the group's flag, during a funeral in south of Beirut May 12, 2008. Clashes resumed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Monday and security sources said at least 36 people were killed on Sunday between Hezbollah and its pro-government Druze opponents east of Beirut.
    REUTERS/Hassan el-Ali (LEBANON)

    Women mourn as Hezbollah members carry the body of their comrade Hussein Burji, wrapped with the group's flag, during a funeral in south of Beirut May 12, 2008. Clashes resumed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Monday and security sources said at least 36 people were killed on Sunday between Hezbollah and its pro-government Druze opponents east of Beirut.
    REUTERS/ Hassan el-Ali (LEBANON)

    Hezbollah members carry the body of their comrade Hussein Burji wrapped with the group's flag during a funeral in south of Beirut May 12, 2008. Clashes resumed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Monday and security sources said at least 36 people were killed on Sunday between Hezbollah and its pro-government Druze opponents east of Beirut.
    REUTERS/Hassan el-Ali (LEBANON)

    Hezbollah members carry the body of their comrade Hussein Burji wrapped with the group's flag during a funeral in south of Beirut May 12, 2008. Clashes resumed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Monday and security sources said at least 36 people were killed on Sunday between Hezbollah and its pro-government Druze opponents east of Beirut.
    REUTERS/Hassan el-Ali (LEBANON)

    A Druse woman, Yessra Halawi, left, tries to find her jewelry in her bedroom at her house which burnt Sunday during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
     
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    A woman walks near a sand barrier as Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)

    A druse resident reacts as he stands near a dead man belonging to the Progressive Socialist Party of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    A family walks near a sand barrier as Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)


    An elderly man walks near a sand barrier as Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)

    A Druse man looks through a broken window of his house where a shell exploded on Sunday during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    People read newspapers in Beirut's main Hamra street, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Two cameramen for Al-Jazeera television, were lightly wounded in a minor clash that broke out at dawn Monday between government supporters and pro-Syrian gunmen allied to Hezbollah in the busy Hamra district, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)

    A Druse man, Anwar Halawi, looks at his house which burnt on Sunday during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Druse man, Anwar Halawi, removes damaged furniture from his house which burnt Sunday during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Druse woman, Yessra Halawi, reacts after her house burned Sunday during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday May 12, 2008. Lebanese soldiers deployed across mountains overlooking the Lebanese capital Monday after at least 11 people were killed in fierce clashes between pro-Syrian gunmen and government supporters entrenched in the hilly plateau, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Lebanese soldiers in personnel armored vehicles patrol the streets in Beirut's main Hamra street, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Two cameramen for Al-Jazeera television, were lightly wounded in a minor clash that broke out at dawn Monday between government supporters and pro-Syrian gunmen allied to Hezbollah in the busy Hamra district, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Ahmad Omar)

    A man displays the remains of a missile which landed next to his house after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

    A boy inspects a burnt car in a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. At least 36 were people were killed in fierce clashes on Sunday between Hezbollah gunmen and supporters of pro-government Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in mountains east of Beirut, security sources said on Monday.
    REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

    Residents look at a burnt car in a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. At least 36 were people were killed in fierce clashes on Sunday between Hezbollah gunmen and supporters of pro-government Druze leader Walid Jumblatt in mountains east of Beirut, security sources said on Monday.
    REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

    A relative of Hezbollah militant Hussein Youssef al-Bourji, who died during clashes, holds his picture during the funeral procession in Dahiyeh neighborhood of south Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployment in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    A Shiite cleric along with Hezbollah militants carry the coffin of their comrade Hussein Youssef al-Bourji, who died in clashes in Beirut, during his funeral procession in Dahiyeh neighborhood of south Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Mahmoud Tawil)

    A woman stands at the door of her house which was burnt during clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

    A woman gestures inside her home which was burnt during clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy (LEBANON)

    Residents cry after their home was burnt during clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Issam Kobeisy (LEBANON)

    A Druze woman walks past a burnt car in a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON)

    A civil defence fireman extinguishes a fire in a shop after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Fadi Ghalioum (LEBANON)

    A Druze resident looks at an unidentified body on a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Fadi Ghalioum (LEBANON)

    Lebanese army soldiers in armoured personnel carriers patrol a street past burnt cars after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. Hezbollah gunmen battled supporters of the government on Sunday on the fifth day of a campaign by the Iranian-backed group that has dealt a severe blow to Washington's allies in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Fadi Ghalioum (LEBANON)

    Residents display empty cartridges after heavy clashes in a street in Tripoli city, northern Lebanon May 11, 2008. Fighting raged overnight in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, between pro- and anti-government gunmen. Security sources said at least two people were killed and five were wounded in the fighting.
    (Omar Ibrahim/Reuters)

    Lebanese soldiers backed by armoured personnel carriers set up roadblocks during clashes in a street in Tripoli city, northern Lebanon May 11, 2008. Fighting raged overnight in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, between pro- and anti-government gunmen. Security sources said at least two people were killed and five were wounded in the fighting.
    (Omar Ibrahim/Reuters)

    Lebanese soldiers backed by armoured personnel carriers set up roadblocks during clashes in a street in Tripoli city, northern Lebanon May 11, 2008. Fighting raged overnight in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, between pro- and anti-government gunmen. Security sources said at least two people were killed and five were wounded in the fighting.
    (Omar Ibrahim/Reuters)

    Lebanese soldiers in an armoured personnel carrier advance along an alley as they are welcomed by residents in Tripoli city, northern Lebanon May 11, 2008. Fighting raged overnight in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, between pro- and anti-government gunmen. Security sources said at least two people were killed and five were wounded in the fighting.
    (Omar Ibrahim/Reuters)

    Lebanese soldiers take position during clashes in a street in Tripoli city, northern Lebanon May 11, 2008. Fighting raged overnight in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, between pro- and anti- government gunmen. Security sources said at least two people were killed and five were wounded in the fighting.
    (Omar Ibrahim/Reuters)

    Shiite gunmen patrol the streets as they take control of the area during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
     
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    A Shiite gunman fires during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    A Hezbollah fighter gets a ride on a scooter during a battle in Chouweifat South of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Shiite gunmen cheer after they took control of the area of Chouweifat south of Beirut, following clashes with pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt in Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Look at the US Army lol
    A Shiite gunman fires during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Shiite gunmen fire during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Shiite gunmen patrol the streets as they took control of the area during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    The guided missile destroyer USS Cole is seen at sea. The USS Cole, which was deployed off Lebanon in February amid concern over Beirut's political crisis, crossed Egypt's Suez Canal on Sunday on its way to the Mediterranean, an official with the canal authority told AFP.
    (AFP/File/Ph2 James Elliott)


    Smoke rises from buildings as Shiite gunmen fire rockets during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druze leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Smoke rises from Alley area during clashes between Hezbollah gunmen and Druze pro-government fighters in Mount Lebanon May 11, 2008. Shi'ites loyal to Lebanese opposition group Hezbollah battled Druze supporters of the ruling coalition east of Beirut on Sunday, adding to the worst civil strife since the 1975-90 war.
    REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

    A roadside shrine with a statue of Virgin Mary is seen on a hill overlooking smoke rising from buildings which were hit during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)


    Lebanese soldiers on an armored personnel carrier move in to a new position to stop clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    A roadside shrine with a statue of Virgin Mary is seen on a hill overlooking smoke rising from buildings which were hit during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Shiite gunmen patrol the streets as they took control of the area during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Smoke rises from a building which was hit with a rocket during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Shiite gunmen fire during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Smoke rises from buildings which where hit with a rocket during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat, south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Shiite gunmen fire during clashes between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen and their allies in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut, security officials said.
    (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Relatives and friends of Nabil Jihad Abou Alainien who was killed in bloody sectarian clashes between Sunnis and Shiites on Thursday, carry his body in a Sunni neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Relatives and friends of a Sunni man killed after a Shiite gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession Saturday, carry his coffin on his funeral in a Sunni neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Relatives and friends of a Sunni man killed after a Shiite gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession Saturday, bury him during a funeral in a Sunni neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Relatives and friends of a Sunni man killed after a Shiite gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession Saturday, carry his coffin on his funeral in a Sunni neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Relatives and friends of Nabil Jihad Abou Alainien who was killed in bloody sectarian clashes between Sunnis and Shiites on Thursday, carry his body in front of a Sunni mosque in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Druze pro-government gunmen block the main road to Syria in Allay area during clashes with Hezbollah gunmen in Mount Lebanon May 11, 2008. Shi'ites loyal to Lebanese opposition group Hezbollah battled Druze supporters of the ruling coalition east of Beirut on Sunday, adding to the worst civil strife since the 1975-90 war.
    REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)
     
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    so do you guys consider the HA militiamen that died while invading the Shouf as martyrs?
     
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    Relative of a Sunni man killed after a Shiite gunmen opened fire on a funeral procession Saturday, mourns at his funeral in a Sunni neighborhood of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Lebanese soldiers are seen on their truck while patrolling Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Lebanese soldiers are deployed in the northern city of Tripoli following fierce battles between rival clans as the Hezbollah-led opposition handed over control of west Beirut to the army. The army has deployed across much of Lebanon after Hezbollah ceded control of west Beirut but clashes raged on in the north and in the Druze mountains as Arab foreign ministers held crisis talks.
    (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)

    Supporters of the pro-government Future movement overturn a car belonging to the Shiite Hezbollah group in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. The army has deployed across much of Lebanon after Hezbollah ceded control of west Beirut but clashes raged on in the north and in the Druze mountains as Arab foreign ministers held crisis talks.
    (AFP)

    Lebanese soldiers have deployed in the northern city of Tripoli after fierce battles between rival clans as the Hezbollah-led opposition handed over control of west Beirut to the army. The army has deployed across much of Lebanon after Hezbollah ceded control of west Beirut but clashes raged on in the north and in the Druze mountains as Arab foreign ministers held crisis talks.
    (AFPTV)

    A Lebanese man runs for safety across a street during a battle in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    A Hezbollah fighter stands behind a tree during a battle in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    A Hezbollah fighters run across a street during a battle in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    A Hezbollah fighter stops a taxi approaching steets where fighting is occurring in Chouweifat south of Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, May 11, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between pro- and anti-government supporters in Lebanon's central mountains overlooking the capital Sunday sending echoes of gunfire and explosions rolling across Beirut.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
     
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    Syrian workers carry belongings and walk to the Syrian borders after Sunni Muslim gunmen block the road with soil and rocks in the Masna'a area east of Lebanon, May 12, 2008.
    REUTERS/ Khaled Hussein

    A Lebanese gunman loyal to the government keeps watch on the main road leading to Damascus near the Masnaa crossing point in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa valley. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday stepped up diplomatic efforts to end the violence in Lebanon and shore up its pro-Western government, conceding the situation was "very fragile.
    "(AFP)

    A Sunni Muslim gunman walks on a street in Tripoli, northern Lebanon May 12, 2008. Pro-government Sunni Muslim gunmen fought militiamen allied to Hezbollah in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday, in further violence that has already dismantled the balance of power in Lebanon.
    REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim (LEBANON)

    A Lebanese shepherd gestures while he guides his sheep home in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. On Monday, there was an uneasy calm on the streets of Beirut which have been the focus of bloody sectarian clashes recently between Sunnis and Shiites with many roads remaining blocked by the ongoing civil disobedience campaign.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    Fighters loyal to the government gather in a Sunni neighborhood during heavy fighting with pro-Syrian fighters allied with Hezbollah at the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between government supporters and opponents Monday in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, after soldiers quelled similar battles that killed at least 16 people in mountains overlooking the capital, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    A gunman is seen near other fighters loyal to the government , as they gather in a Sunni neighborhood during heavy fighting with pro-Syrian fighters allied with Hezbollah at the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between government supporters and opponents Monday in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, after soldiers quelled similar battles that killed at least 16 people in mountains overlooking the capital, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Lebanese Druze men talk outside their apartment building which was attacked by Hezbollah militants in Chouweifat, South of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments into the area of Chouweifat, Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    A Lebanese Druze man runs across a street which was attacked by Hezbollah militants in Chouweifat, South of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments into the area of Chouweifat, Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

    A damaged roof at a Lebanese Druze apartment building is seen, backdropped by the view of Beirut, which was attacked by Hezbollah militants in Chouweifat, South of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments into the area of Chouweifat, Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead.
    (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)




    Fighters loyal to the government flash a 'V' sign in a Sunni neighborhood during heavy fighting with pro-Syrian fighters allied with Hezbollah at the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out Monday in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli after soldiers quelled similar battles that killed at least 16 people in mountains overlooking the capital, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    A Lebanese private yacht is seen from Larnaca marina after arriving from Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Some 180 people have trickled out of troubled Lebanon aboard private yachts ferrying them to the east Mediterranean island of Cyprus, officials said, increasing concern here over a possible repeat of the large-scale refugee exodus in 2006.
    (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    A gunman rests while other fighters loyal to the government gather at an alley in a Sunni neighborhood during heavy fighting with an opponent pro-Syrian fighters allied with Hezbollah at the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Heavy fighting broke out between government supporters and opponents Monday in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, after soldiers quelled similar battles that killed at least 16 people in mountains overlooking the capital, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Lebanese men are seen on a private yacht at Larnaca marina after arriving from Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Some 180 people have trickled out of troubled Lebanon aboard private yachts ferrying them to the east Mediterranean island of Cyprus, officials said, increasing concern here over a possible repeat of the large-scale refugee exodus in 2006.
    (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Militants of the Shiite Amal opposition group take to the streets during heavy clashes with pro-government fighters in Shwayfat in the Druze mountains southeast of Beirut. Fierce fighting has erupted in northern Lebanon, further exacerbating tensions after days of deadly sectarian battles that have driven the nation to the brink of full-blown civil war.
    (AFP/Anwar Amro)

    Hezbollah militants carry coffins of their two comrades who died in clashes, in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, May 12, 2008. Lebanese army continued its deployments in Lebanon's mountains overlooking the capital Monday, a day after heavy fighting between pro and anti-government supporters left at least 11 people dead, security officials and paramedics said.
    (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of their comrade during a funeral in south of Beirut May 12, 2008. Iranian-backed Hezbollah and its pro-Syrian allies have swept through Beirut and hills to the east, routing loyalists of the U.S.-backed government before handing its conquests to the Lebanese army, which has stayed out of the fighting. One source said the dead in Sunday's battles included 14 Hezbollah fighters.
    REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (LEBANON)

    Sunni Muslim gunmen block the main road to Syrian borders in the Masna'a area east of Lebanon May 12, 2008. Pro-government Sunni Muslim gunmen and militiamen loyal to Lebanon's Iranian-backed Shi'ite Hezbollah battled with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday.
    REUTERS/ Khaled Hussein (LEBANON
     
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