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Beirut bombing

<p>Ronnie (L) and Omar Chatah, sons of former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast along with six others, stand next to their father's coffin during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in the attack which one of his political allies blamed on Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah militia. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban</p>

Ronnie (L) and Omar Chatah, sons of former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast along with six others, stand next to their father's coffin during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut,...more

Ronnie (L) and Omar Chatah, sons of former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast along with six others, stand next to their father's coffin during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in the attack which one of his political allies blamed on Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah militia. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban

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<p>People carry the coffin of former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah's bodyguard Tarek Badr, who was killed in a bomb blast, during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

People carry the coffin of former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah's bodyguard Tarek Badr, who was killed in a bomb blast, during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir more

People carry the coffin of former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah's bodyguard Tarek Badr, who was killed in a bomb blast, during his mass funeral at al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Friends of 16-year-old Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, react at the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Friends of 16-year-old Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, react at the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Friends of 16-year-old Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, react at the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Flowers are placed next to the picture of Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, at the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Flowers are placed next to the picture of Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, at the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Flowers are placed next to the picture of Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, at the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Lebanese Armed Forces personnel protect Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani from protesters during the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, in Beirut, December 29, 2013. Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, was escorted out of Khashiqjy Mosque by a unit from the Lebanese Armed Forces and was transported in a tank belonging to the Information Branch. Qabbani made an unwelcome appearance at the funeral of martyr Mohammad Chaar at the Khashiqjy Mosque in Beirut and was locked up as protesters refused to allow him to leave, the National News Agency reported. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro</p>

Lebanese Armed Forces personnel protect Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani from protesters during the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, in Beirut, December...more

Lebanese Armed Forces personnel protect Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani from protesters during the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Chaar, who was killed along with Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah in a bomb blast, in Beirut, December 29, 2013. Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, was escorted out of Khashiqjy Mosque by a unit from the Lebanese Armed Forces and was transported in a tank belonging to the Information Branch. Qabbani made an unwelcome appearance at the funeral of martyr Mohammad Chaar at the Khashiqjy Mosque in Beirut and was locked up as protesters refused to allow him to leave, the National News Agency reported. REUTERS/Hussam Shebaro

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<p>A woman reacts during a mass funeral for former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast, at Al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square, downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

A woman reacts during a mass funeral for former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast, at Al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square, downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A woman reacts during a mass funeral for former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast, at Al-Amin mosque in Martyrs' Square, downtown Beirut, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>Workers repair damaged windows at the Starco building in front of the site of a bomb blast, which killed Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, in downtown Beirut, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

Workers repair damaged windows at the Starco building in front of the site of a bomb blast, which killed Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, in downtown Beirut, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Workers repair damaged windows at the Starco building in front of the site of a bomb blast, which killed Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, in downtown Beirut, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>Forensic inspectors examine the remains of the car belonging to Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast while travelling in it in downtown Beirut, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

Forensic inspectors examine the remains of the car belonging to Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast while travelling in it in downtown Beirut, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Forensic inspectors examine the remains of the car belonging to Lebanon's former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah, who was killed in a bomb blast while travelling in it in downtown Beirut, December 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. Former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast that targeted his car in Beirut, security sources said. The attack killed six other people, injured at least 70, and threw Lebanon, which has been drawn into neighboring Syria's conflict, into further turmoil after a series of sectarian bombings aimed at Shi'ites and Sunnis over the past year. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. Former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast that targeted his...more

Civilians, soldiers and policemen gather at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. Former Lebanese Minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast that targeted his car in Beirut, security sources said. The attack killed six other people, injured at least 70, and threw Lebanon, which has been drawn into neighboring Syria's conflict, into further turmoil after a series of sectarian bombings aimed at Shi'ites and Sunnis over the past year. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>People look as a body lying next to a burning car after an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

People look as a body lying next to a burning car after an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

People look as a body lying next to a burning car after an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>Lebanese Red Cross personnel stand next to a covered body believed to be that of former finance minister Mohamad Chatah after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

Lebanese Red Cross personnel stand next to a covered body believed to be that of former finance minister Mohamad Chatah after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Lebanese Red Cross personnel stand next to a covered body believed to be that of former finance minister Mohamad Chatah after an explosion in Beirut's downtown area, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>A security personnel shouts as smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut's downtown area, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

A security personnel shouts as smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut's downtown area, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

A security personnel shouts as smoke rises from the site of an explosion in Beirut's downtown area, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>Civil Defense personnel extinguish fires on cars at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp</p>

Civil Defense personnel extinguish fires on cars at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

Civil Defense personnel extinguish fires on cars at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

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<p>Firefighters try to extinguish a fire on a car at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi</p>

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire on a car at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire on a car at the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

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<p>Forensic inspectors examine the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Forensic inspectors examine the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Forensic inspectors examine the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in front of Straco building in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in front of Straco building in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Smoke rises from the site of an explosion in front of Straco building in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>Lebanese army soldiers run to secure the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi</p>

Lebanese army soldiers run to secure the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Lebanese army soldiers run to secure the site of an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>A view of a crater that was caused by an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi</p>

A view of a crater that was caused by an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

A view of a crater that was caused by an explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

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<p>A Lebanese army soldier gestures as he runs near the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp</p>

A Lebanese army soldier gestures as he runs near the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

A Lebanese army soldier gestures as he runs near the site of the explosion in Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

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<p>Lebanese police detain a suspect at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese police detain a suspect at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese police detain a suspect at the site of an explosion in downtown Beirut, December 27, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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