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Lebanon's "day of anger"

<p>A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger," to protest against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. Protesters blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon. Hariri loyalists have called for a "day of anger" after Hezbollah and its allies, who toppled Hariri's government two weeks ago in a dispute about indictments in the investigation of his father's killing, won support for Mikati to replace him.   REUTERS/Ali Hashisho</p>

A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger," to protest against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to...more

A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger," to protest against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. Protesters blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon. Hariri loyalists have called for a "day of anger" after Hezbollah and its allies, who toppled Hariri's government two weeks ago in a dispute about indictments in the investigation of his father's killing, won support for Mikati to replace him. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri set tires on fire as Lebanese soldiers stand in the background during what the supporters call "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011. Hundreds of supporters of Hariri protested in north Lebanon against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government.  REUTERS/Ali Hashisho</p>

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri set tires on fire as Lebanese soldiers stand in the background during what the supporters call "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern...more

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri set tires on fire as Lebanese soldiers stand in the background during what the supporters call "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011. Hundreds of supporters of Hariri protested in north Lebanon against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>Lebanese soldiers try to unblock a road as they try to put out a fire of burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Ali Hashisho</p>

Lebanese soldiers try to unblock a road as they try to put out a fire of burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern...more

Lebanese soldiers try to unblock a road as they try to put out a fire of burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burns tires blocking a street near Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Mahmoud Tawil </p>

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burns tires blocking a street near Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to...more

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burns tires blocking a street near Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mahmoud Tawil

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri protest around a burning satellite truck used by Al Jazeera tv channel during what they called "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. Supporters of Hariri set fire to a vehicle used by the Arab television channel Al Jazeera during protests in the northern city of Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said.   REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri protest around a burning satellite truck used by Al Jazeera tv channel during what they called "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, against the nomination...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri protest around a burning satellite truck used by Al Jazeera tv channel during what they called "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. Supporters of Hariri set fire to a vehicle used by the Arab television channel Al Jazeera during protests in the northern city of Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of burnt tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what they called "a day of anger" against nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Ali Hashisho </p>

Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of burnt tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what...more

Lebanese soldiers stand guard in front of burnt tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what they called "a day of anger" against nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri pull down a picture of Lebanese MP and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, January 25, 2011.    REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri pull down a picture of Lebanese MP and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, January 25, 2011. ...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri pull down a picture of Lebanese MP and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burn a picture of Lebanese MP and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burn a picture of Lebanese MP and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, January 25, 2011. ...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burn a picture of Lebanese MP and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati during what they call "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri flash the victory sign and carry a poster depicting him and his father, Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, during what they called "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri flash the victory sign and carry a poster depicting him and his father, Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, during what they called "a day...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri flash the victory sign and carry a poster depicting him and his father, Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, during what they called "a day of anger" in Tripoli, northern Lebanon January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri carries a stick as he shouts near a Lebanese soldier who is trying to disperse protestors who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Ali Hashisho</p>

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri carries a stick as he shouts near a Lebanese soldier who is trying to disperse protestors who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern...more

A Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporter of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri carries a stick as he shouts near a Lebanese soldier who is trying to disperse protestors who blocked a main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>Lebanese soldiers stand behind burning tires lit by by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they call "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011.    REUTERS/Ali Hashisho</p>

Lebanese soldiers stand behind burning tires lit by by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they call "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon,...more

Lebanese soldiers stand behind burning tires lit by by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they call "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>Lebanese soldiers patrol a street in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, after protests by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese soldiers patrol a street in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, after protests by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of...more

Lebanese soldiers patrol a street in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, after protests by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government January 25, 2011. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gesture as they block a street at Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut, during what they called "a day of anger" against the expected nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Mahmoud Tawil</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gesture as they block a street at Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut, during what they called "a day of anger" against the expected nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri gesture as they block a street at Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut, during what they called "a day of anger" against the expected nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mahmoud Tawil

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<p>Burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri block a street near Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/ Mahmoud Tawil</p>

Burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri block a street near Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati...more

Burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri block a street near Tariq al-Jadidah in Beirut during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/ Mahmoud Tawil

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<p>A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Ali Hashisho </p>

A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon,...more

A Lebanese soldier runs past burning tires lit by Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri during what they called "a day of anger," at the main road connecting Beirut to southern Lebanon, in Sidon, southern Lebanon January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>Burning garbage bins are set on fire by Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri, blocking a street in tariq al-Jadidah area in Beirut, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Burning garbage bins are set on fire by Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri, blocking a street in tariq al-Jadidah area in Beirut, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib...more

Burning garbage bins are set on fire by Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri, blocking a street in tariq al-Jadidah area in Beirut, during what they called "a day of anger" against the nomination of Hezbollah-backed Najib Mikati to form the next government, January 25, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri shout slogans during a protest at Tripoli, northern Lebanon, calling for him to remain as prime minister and form the new government in Lebanon, as a poster of him is seen in the background January 24, 2011.   REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri shout slogans during a protest at Tripoli, northern Lebanon, calling for him to remain as prime minister and form the new government in Lebanon, as a poster of him is seen in...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri shout slogans during a protest at Tripoli, northern Lebanon, calling for him to remain as prime minister and form the new government in Lebanon, as a poster of him is seen in the background January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

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<p>Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block the main road leading to Syrian borders, during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, at Majdel Anjar in the Bekaa area January 24, 2011.    REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah</p>

Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block the main road leading to Syrian borders, during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, at Majdel Anjar in the Bekaa area...more

Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block the main road leading to Syrian borders, during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, at Majdel Anjar in the Bekaa area January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

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<p>Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block the main road leading to Syrian borders, during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, at Majdel Anjar in the Bekaa area January 24, 2011.   REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah</p>

Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block the main road leading to Syrian borders, during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, at Majdel Anjar in the Bekaa area...more

Sunni Muslim supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block the main road leading to Syrian borders, during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, at Majdel Anjar in the Bekaa area January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah

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<p>Supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri carry a banner during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, in front of the grave of Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri in downtown Beirut, January 24, 2011.   REUTERS/Sharif Karim</p>

Supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri carry a banner during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, in front of the grave of Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri in...more

Supporters of Lebanon's caretaker Saad al-Hariri carry a banner during a protest calling for Hariri to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, in front of the grave of Lebanon's assassinated former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri in downtown Beirut, January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri carry a banner with his picture as they shout slogans in front of burnt tires during a protest in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, calling for him to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, January 24, 2011.    REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri carry a banner with his picture as they shout slogans in front of burnt tires during a protest in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, calling for him to remain as Prime Minister and...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri carry a banner with his picture as they shout slogans in front of burnt tires during a protest in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, calling for him to remain as Prime Minister and form the new government, January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

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<p>Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block off a main road from southern Lebanon to Beirut, during a protest calling for him to remain as prime minister and form the new government, at Barja area, southern Lebanon January 24, 2011.    REUTERS/Ali Hashisho</p>

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block off a main road from southern Lebanon to Beirut, during a protest calling for him to remain as prime minister and form the new government, at Barja area,...more

Lebanese Sunni Muslim supporters of caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri burn tires and block off a main road from southern Lebanon to Beirut, during a protest calling for him to remain as prime minister and form the new government, at Barja area, southern Lebanon January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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