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Lebanese police female cadets

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Lebanese police female cadets march in a military parade during an official ceremony commemorating the country’s 73rd independence day in the capital Beirut.
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A man holds a fishing rod as floating trash hits the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

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A man holds a fishing rod as floating rubbish hits the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Credit: Hassan Ammar/AP

Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon

A woman walks past street art in Beirut, Lebano

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A woman walks past street art in Beirut, Lebanon

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Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Beirut took a dip reaching 10 degrees Celsius at night.

A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon

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A worker decorates a Christmas tree designed by Lebanese designer Elie Saab in front of the Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon

A Lebanese policeman who was kidnapped by Nusra Front, waves as he carried by his relatives upon his arrival at the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The Nusra Front Syria's al-Qaida branch on Tuesday released a group of Lebanese troops held captive for over a year as part of a Qatar-brokered swap that involved Lebanon setting free at least 11 prisoners wanted by the militants, including a former wife of the Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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A Lebanese policeman who was kidnapped by Nusra Front, waves as he carried by his relatives upon his arrival at the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday

A Lebanese angler casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline as the sun rises over the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

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A Lebanese angler casts his fishing pole from a rocky coastal area along the Beirut coastline as the sun rises over the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, Tuesday

A protester kicks a barrier near riot police in downtown Beirut, Lebanon

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A protester kicks a barrier near riot police that are blocking a street leading to the parliament building where a session of “national dialogue” is taking place between politicians aimed at discussing ways out of a political crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday.

People swim at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda during a sand storm in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. An unseasonal sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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People swim at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda during a sand storm in Beirut, Lebanon. An unseasonal sandstorm has hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties 

A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. 

Fishermen move a boat that had been blown inland during a storm, by the seaside in Beirut on Wednesday

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Fishermen move a boat that had been blown inland during a storm, by the seaside in Beirut on Wednesday

A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on August 29, 2014. The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the UN said, as US President Barack Obama admitted he has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists.

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A Syrian woman sits next to her children sleeping on the street in Hamra Street in the Lebanese capital, Beirut

Lebanese men carry an wounded man at the site of an explosion, near the Kuwaiti Embassy and Iran's cultural center, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. A blast in a Shiite district in southern Beirut killed at least two people on Wednesday, security officials said   the latest apparent attack linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria.

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Lebanese men carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion, near the Kuwaiti Embassy and Iran’s cultural centre, in the suburb of Beir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon. A blast in a Shia district in southern Beirut killed at least two people on Wednesday, security officials said, in an attack apparently linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria

Flames rise from burning cars at the sit...Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik on January 2, 2014. A large car bomb killed five people and wounded at least 20 in south Beirut, a health ministry source told AFP. AFP PHOTO/STR-/AFP/Getty Images

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Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut’s southern suburb of Haret Hreik. A large car bomb killed five people and wounded at least 20 in south Beirut, a health ministry source told AFP. 

Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut

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Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 95 on Tuesday. 

People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs...People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburbs, August 15, 2013. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building.  REUTERS/ Mahmoud Kheir (LEBANON - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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People shout for help at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburbs. Rescue workers in the southern Beirut district hit by an explosion on Thursday have found nine bodies, a witness at the scene said. The powerful blast engulfed several cars in flames and also trapped people in a nearby building 

A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut's southern suburb neighbourhood of Bir al-Abed on July 9, 2013.  A car bomb rocked Beirut's southern suburbs, stronghold of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement,  wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.

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A firefighter is helped as he extinguishes a fire at the site of an explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb of Bir al-Abed on Tuesday. A car bomb rocked the suburbs, a stronghold of Lebanon’s Shia Hizbollah movement, wounding 15 people, television reports and a military source said.