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In pictures: Hariri demonstration

Lebanese wave their country's flag at a ceremony  in Beirut.

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Beirut to commemorate the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri two years ago.

A Lebanese waves his country's flag.

Many, like this Lebanese man from the Bekaa Valley, came from far and wide to join the demonstration.

Lebanese women carry pictures of the late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri

Rafik Hariri and 22 others were killed in a huge explosion as his motorcade passed through Beirut.

Demonstrators hold up banner saying "Lebanon means Life"

A United Nations inquiry into the murder has implicated Syria in his death, a charge Damascus has denied.

Cut-outs of hanged figures with the Arabic words "division" and "occupation".

Cut-outs of hanged figures with the Arabic words "division" and "occupation" highlight tensions with Hezbollah and Syria.

The banner reads in French: "Same colour, same smell, same flavour"

A banner mocks Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, other pro-Syrian leaders and foreign leaders.

Photographs by Julianne Ivany

Old and young attended the rally.




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