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Israeli soldiers work on tanks in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, not far from Lebanon border. Lebanon's prime minister has accused Israel of provoking a "dangerous escalation" along the border in an attempt to modify the mandate of a U.N. peacekeeping force in south Lebanon.

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The landmark Raouche sea rock is illuminated in the colors of the French flag to show solidarity with France after the attacks in Paris, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Waste-management workers collect a pile of garbage near government buildings, after violent protests in downtown Beirut.

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A Lebanese anti-government protester lies on the ground after he was beaten by the riot policemen standing around him, during a protest in Beirut.

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Lebanese activists clash with riot police during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese man takes a photograph through a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Activists hold flags and chant slogans in front of the government house during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese riot policemen stand guard during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese riot policeman checks a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Activists, hold Lebanese flags and chant slogans during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese activists are sprayed by riot police using water cannons, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese activist kicks a tear gas canister during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese activists, right, clash with policemen, left, as they try to cross to the government house during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese activists shout anti-government slogans as they are sprayed by riot police in Beirut.

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Lebanese activists shout anti-government slogans as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons in Beirut.

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A police motorcycle burns as Lebanese activists protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Piles of garbage block a street in east Beirut, Lebanon. Health Minister Wael Abu Faour said that the country is on the brink of a “major health disaster” unless an immediate solution is found for the country’s trash. Rotting garbage has been piling up on the streets of Lebanon's capital city, Beirut, for a month and people are at their breaking point.

Lebanese protesters gesture during a demonstration organized by the #YouStink campaign in Beirut.

Lebanese activists hold up a makeshift shield as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons during a protest against the Lebanese government and an ongoing trash crisis in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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A boy holds up a placard of his cousin Fatima Bakour, who was killed by her husband in 2013, as other protesters march from the National Museum to the Justice Palace, during a campaign held by Kafa (Enough) organization to demand an end to domestic violence and the prosecution of men who murdered their wives, in Beirut, Lebanon. Last line of placard reads: State judicial accused: Suspended pending trial.

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Models display creations part of the Italian fashion label La Perla's Spring-Summer 2015 beachwear collection, during the summer fashion week at Saint George Yacht Club, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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A U.N. peacekeeper from India looks through his binocular during an investigation by the U.N. peacekeepers and Lebanese army soldiers near the site where Hezbollah attacked an Israeli patrol, in the hills of Kfar Shouba village, near the Israeli-occupied Shebaa farms, southern Lebanon.

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Lebanese Red Cross workers, carry a dead body at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy killing many, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese man carries an injured Asian domestic worker, at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy killing many, in Beirut, Lebanon.

AP Photo/ Hussein Malla

A Lebanese man tries to pull a dead body out of a burned car, at the scene where two explosions have struck near the Iranian Embassy killing several, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese Shiite men and women beat their heads during Ashoura in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon.

AP Photo/ Mohammed Zaatari

A Lebanese Shiite smokes a cigarette as he bleeds from his head from self inflicted wounds, during Ashoura in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese man, lights candles during a vigil of Peace festival held by the Lebanese Red Cross in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

AP Photo/ Hussein Malla

A Lebanese man takes pictures with his mobile phone at the site of an explosion outside a mosque in the Northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.

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Lebanese men run between burning cars at the site of an explosion outside a mosque in the Northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.

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Zeinab Muzannar, 13, an injured Lebanese girl who was wounded by a car explosion, sits on her bed at a hospital, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese army soldiers stand guard the site of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon. A powerful car bomb tore through a bustling south Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of Hezbollah, killing at least 18 people.

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A Lebanese army investigator inspects a destroyed car at the site of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon. A powerful car bomb tore through a bustling south Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of Hezbollah, killing at least 18 and trapping dozens of others in an inferno of burning cars and buildings in the bloodiest attack yet on Lebanese civilians linked to Syria's civil war.

AP Photo/ Hussein Malla

Lebanese women weep during the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan and his bodyguard Ahmad Sahyouni, who were assassinated by a car bomb, at Martyrs' Square in Beirut, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese rescue man, carries an injured boy at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon. A car bomb ripped through eastern Beirut, shearing the balconies of off residential buildings and sending bloodied victims pouring out into the streets in the most serious blast this city has seen in years.

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A Lebanese woman hugs a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, as she awaits with other faithful his arrival at the Lebanese presidential palace, in Baabda east of Beirut, Lebanon. Pope Benedict XVI has appealed for religious freedom in the Middle East, calling it fundamental for stability in a region bloodied by sectarian strife. The visit brings the pope to the nation with the largest percentage of Christians in the Mideast — nearly 40 percent of Lebanon's 4 million people, with Maronite Catholics the largest sect.

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Lebanese Muslim protesters burn the American and Israeli flags during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon.

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A Lebanese boy walks past a house that was hit by rockets on a frontline street where clashes erupted between pro and anti-Syrian regime groups, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. The latest clashes were between gunmen from the Sunni neighborhood of Bab Tabbaneh and the neighboring Jabal Mohsen, which is mostly populated by followers of the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. The clashes that began left at least a dozen people dead and dozens more wounded.

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Lebanese commandos ride in armored personnel carriers in preparation to enter the site of clashes area of clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. The civil war in Syria is affecting its fragile, tiny neighbor Lebanon in countless ways and has already spilled over into sectarian street clashes, kidnappings and general government paralysis.

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Participants of the Miss World Next Top Model 2012 beauty pageant perform during the contest in Beirut, Lebanon. Thirty-eight models gathered from all over the world to compete in the biggest international event to be held in Lebanon.

AP Photo/ Bilal Hussein

Lebanese army soldiers, help a young girl flee her house with her family from a backyard, during a clashes between Lebanese troops and Syrian gunman who had engaged in an hours-long shootout with the security forces, in Beirut, Lebanon. Security officials say troops stormed an apartment in west Beirut, killing a Syrian gunman. The officials say the gunman first shot at the troops on the street in Caracas neighborhood, then fled to his apartment, which the soldiers stormed early Thursday. The body of another man was found in the apartment but it's unclear how he died. Several soldiers and policemen were also wounded in the gun battle which caused panic among residents in the area.

AP Photo/ Hussein Malla

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah speaks to the crowd in a rare public appearance during a rally to mark the Muslim holy day of Ashoura, in the Hezbollah stronghold of south Beirut, Lebanon. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah has rarely been seen in public since his Shiite Muslim group battled Israel in a month long war in 2006, fearing Israeli assassination. Since then, he has communicated with his followers and gives news conference mostly via satellite link.

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A Lebanese Shiite woman bleeds from the head from self inflicted wounds during Ashoura day in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon. Ashoura marks the anniversary of the death in the seventh century of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson Imam Hussein. His death in a battle outside of the Iraqi city of Karbala sealed Islam's historical Sunni-Shiite split, which still bedevils the Middle East.

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Muslims offer prayers, during the holy month of Ramadan, at Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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A Shiite woman reacts next to a poster of Lebanon's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah after the announcement that he died on Sunday at a mosque in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, 75, died Sunday after a long illness, a close aide and a hospital official said. Fadlallah, known for his staunch anti-American stance, was instrumental in the rise of Lebanon's Shiites in the past decades and had a strong following among Shiite communities both in Lebanon and his native Iraq.

AP Photo/Hussein Malla

Lebanese schoolchildren play a scene of an aid ship arriving into Gaza port with flags from left, of France, Turkey, Lebanon, and Greece, wearing clothes stained with red paint, representing the activists that were injured and the ones waving on the shore representing Gazans, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, as they protest Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound aid ships.

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US academic and polemicist Noam Chomsky, right background, who is a fierce critic of Israel, listens to the speech of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, as he attends the Hezbollah inauguration tourism project, in Mlita Village, south of Lebanon. As part of events marking the tenth anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from south Lebanon, Hezbollah inaugurated a permanent war museum, complete with war booty captured from Israeli soldiers, replicas of guerrillas in action on the battle field and in underground tunnels, and a memorial for its war dead.

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An Ethiopian Airlines flight from Beirut to Addis Ababa crashes minutes after take-off on a night of thunderstorms. Al 90 onboard feared dead.

Women visiting the beach walk near a Lebanese diver in a tower keeping watch for debris washed ashore, as ships involved in the search are seen in background, in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Relatives of passengers of the crashed plane react upon their arrival at Beirut airport.

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Lebanese soldiers gather debris from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the sea on the shore near Beirut airport, Lebanon. The Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early just minutes after takeoff from Beirut, Lebanon's transportation minister said.

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Relatives of the passengers of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed in the sea arrive at Beirut airport, Lebanon.

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A Palestinian boy, holds a placard as he protests the delaying rebuilding of the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared, in downtow Beirut, Lebanon.

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U.S. artist Snoop Dogg performs during a concert in Beirut, Lebanon.

AP Photo/Bilal Hussein