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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 April, 2005, 18:14 GMT 19:14 UK
In pictures: Syrian troop pullout
A Lebanese army commando flashes the V-sign for victory as Syrian troops leave Lebanon
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Syria says it has pulled the last of its forces out of Lebanon, ending 29 years of military domination of its tiny neighbour.
A Syrian soldier leaving Lebanon
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The troops celebrated by holding their guns aloft and waving national flags as they approached the border.
Syrians wave portraits of their president and national flags as they welcome home their troops from Lebanon
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On the other side of the border, they were welcomed as heroes.
Syrians meet their troops on the Syria-Lebanon border
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There were flowers, shouts of joy and also praise for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.
Head of Syrian intelligence Rustom Ghazaleh arrives at Jdaidet Yabous post at the Lebanese-Syrian border
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Syria's much feared intelligence chief Rustom Ghazaleh was in the convoy of the returning troops.
Syrian troops march during a parade
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Before the withdrawal, Syrian troops held a military parade to mark the occasion.
A Syrian soldier walks past the Masnaa border point
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Syria came under intense international pressure to leave after the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in February. Damascus denies any involvement.
Lebanese men wave a poster of slain former PM Rafik Hariri during celebrations
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The Syrian withdrawal triggered street celebrations in Lebanon.
A Lebanese woman throws flowers at Lebanese soldiers as
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Lebanese soldiers were met with flowers as they took over the positions held by Syrian troops.

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