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In pictures: Lebanon protest
Demonstrators fill Martyrs' Square
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Thousands flocked to Beirut to take part in a rally marking one month since the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
General view of the square
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Nearly a million people are thought to have taken part, which would make it the biggest demonstration in the country's history.
Lebanese opposition protest
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They turned the square into a sea of red, white and green flags.
Opposition protester in front of national flag
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Both pro- and anti-Syrian groups have been using the national flag as their symbol
Protester with Lebanese flag painted on his face
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The protesters are calling for a full withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence services.
Old man holding banner
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They also want an international investigation into Hariri's death.
Protesters in a minivan holding flags and a picture of slain Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
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Many protesters were holding photographs of the slain leader as they made their way through Beirut's downtown...
Lebanese anti-Syrian protester wears hat made from picture of Hariri
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.. including this man, in a picture sent in by a BBC News website reader.
Lebanese policemen in downtown Beirut
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Lebanese police were deployed to patrol the city centre, while many offices and schools closed ahead of the demonstration.
Lebanese protesters holding flag
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But some leaders, including President Emile Lahoud, have warned that only dialogue, rather than demonstrations, can help reach a solution.



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