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In pictures: Lebanon fighting

Beirut funeral

Hundreds gathered in Beirut to watch a funeral procession for soldiers who were killed in fighting with Islamist militants at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

Relatives of soldiers

The soldiers' relatives comforted each other during the ceremony. Fighting began when security forces tried to arrest bank robbery suspects in the Nahr al-Bared camp.

Smoke over the refugee camp, near Tripoli

The army has continued to pound the refugee camp, where militants from the Fatah al-Islam group are thought to be holed up.

Lebanese soldiers

Soldiers have tightened the siege around the Nahr al-Bared, after more than 50 people died in Lebanon's bloodiest internal fighting since the country's civil war ended 17 years ago.

Lebanese doctors

Some wounded Palestinians have been taken to the nearby Badawi refugee camp to receive treatment from the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Palestinian protest

Palestinian youths took to the streets in Badawi to protest against Lebanon's bombardment of Nahr al-Bared.




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