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Last Updated: Monday, 20 June 2005, 08:21 GMT 09:21 UK
In pictures: Lebanese elections
Election posters on rooftops in Tripoli, Lebanon
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Voters in Lebanon took part in the fourth and final stage of the country's parliamentary elections on Sunday.
A voter carries a Lebanese flag as rides his donkey to the polling booth in Berqayel
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From remote mountain villages to Mediterranean coastal towns, voters in northern Lebanon cast their ballots.
A car covered in Hariri posters is removed by traffic police in Tripoli, Lebanon
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It is the first election since Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon following the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Here a car covered in posters supporting his son is removed by traffic police in Tripoli,
Supporters hold up posters of assassinated politician Rafik Hariri and his son Saad, who was standing in the election
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Early results suggest an anti-Syrian alliance formed by Saad Hariri has won the election.
Poster of challenger Michel Aoun on a car in Tripoli, Lebanon
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They faced a close challenge from the Christian former general Michel Aoun.
Ballots are counted in Tripoli, Lebanon
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Turn-out was said to have reached 48%, up on the 40% recorded in the northern region during the 2000 elections.

See celebrations on the streets in Lebanon

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