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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows

Demonstrators carry national flags as riot police stand guard behind barbed wire during an anti-government protest in Beirut, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators carry national flags as riot police stand guard behind barbed wire during an anti-government protest in Beirut, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators carry national flags as riot police stand guard behind barbed wire during an anti-government protest in Beirut, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator gestures as she carries the national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 20. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator gestures as she carries the national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 20. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator gestures as she carries the national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 20. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Women hold Lebanese flags as they stand on a balcony during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban

Women hold Lebanese flags as they stand on a balcony during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban

Women hold Lebanese flags as they stand on a balcony during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban
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Demonstrators wearing costumes take part in an anti-government protest in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators wearing costumes take part in an anti-government protest in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators wearing costumes take part in an anti-government protest in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 19. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Demonstrators carry a giant national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 20. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators carry a giant national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 20. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators carry a giant national flag during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 20. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Riot police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, near the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator sits near burning tires as he holds a Lebanese flag during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. 
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A demonstrator sits near burning tires as he holds a Lebanese flag during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator sits near burning tires as he holds a Lebanese flag during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Demonstrators hold Lebanese flags as they gather during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators hold Lebanese flags as they gather during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators hold Lebanese flags as they gather during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Demonstrators carry Lebanese national flags and gesture during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators carry Lebanese national flags and gesture during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators carry Lebanese national flags and gesture during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Demonstrators gesture and chant slogans during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators gesture and chant slogans during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators gesture and chant slogans during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Smoke rises as demonstrators block a road leading to Beirut international airport during protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Smoke rises as demonstrators block a road leading to Beirut international airport during protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Smoke rises as demonstrators block a road leading to Beirut international airport during protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Demonstrators run as they hold tires during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators run as they hold tires during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators run as they hold tires during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator holds his dog as smoke rises during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation in Jdeideh, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator holds his dog as smoke rises during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation in Jdeideh, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator holds his dog as smoke rises during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation in Jdeideh, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Demonstrators gesture as they hold Lebanese flags during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators gesture as they hold Lebanese flags during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Demonstrators gesture as they hold Lebanese flags during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Demonstrators bring tires to be set on fire during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, at Barja area blocking off a main road leading from southern Lebanon to Beirut, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators bring tires to be set on fire during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, at Barja area blocking off a main road leading from southern Lebanon to Beirut, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators bring tires to be set on fire during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, at Barja area blocking off a main road leading from southern Lebanon to Beirut, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Women gesture and chant slogans during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Women gesture and chant slogans during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Women gesture and chant slogans during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator wears a face mask as he walks near burning tires during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Jdeideh, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator wears a face mask as he walks near burning tires during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Jdeideh, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator wears a face mask as he walks near burning tires during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Jdeideh, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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Lebanese army soldier holds a white rose as people protest over deteriorating economic situation, in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Lebanese army soldier holds a white rose as people protest over deteriorating economic situation, in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Lebanese army soldier holds a white rose as people protest over deteriorating economic situation, in the port city of Sidon, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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An ambulance vehicle passes by burning tires during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Tripoli, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

An ambulance vehicle passes by burning tires during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Tripoli, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

An ambulance vehicle passes by burning tires during a protest over the deteriorating economic situation, in Tripoli, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim
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Demonstrators take a selfie in front of burning tires during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, at Barja area blocking off a main road leading from southern Lebanon to Beirut, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators take a selfie in front of burning tires during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, at Barja area blocking off a main road leading from southern Lebanon to Beirut, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Demonstrators take a selfie in front of burning tires during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, at Barja area blocking off a main road leading from southern Lebanon to Beirut, October 18. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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People take pictures of burning tires during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

People take pictures of burning tires during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

People take pictures of burning tires during a protest over deteriorating economic situation, in Dora, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A man walks past debris at a site of protest that happened yesterday over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A man walks past debris at a site of protest that happened yesterday over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A man walks past debris at a site of protest that happened yesterday over deteriorating economic situation, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 18. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator walks close to a fire during a protest over a deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator walks close to a fire during a protest over a deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator walks close to a fire during a protest over a deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator lights a torch during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator lights a torch during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator lights a torch during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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A demonstrator holds a Lebanese flag during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator holds a Lebanese flag during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A demonstrator holds a Lebanese flag during a protest over deteriorating economic situation in Beirut, Lebanon, October 17. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
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