An anti-Syrian Lebanese MP has been killed in a car bomb attack in a Christian suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
Several others died when the car of Antoine Ghanim, a member of the Maronite Phalange party, exploded in the eastern Sin al-Fil district.
The powerful explosion set four cars on fire and damaged a number of other nearby vehicles.
Ambulances took away a number of people with severe burns.
Many other people were injured by flying debris.
The force of the explosion left a crater in the road and blew debris across the street in the busy neighbourhood.
The front of this building was badly damaged in the blast.
The bombing took place a week before parliament is due to meet to elect a new president amid a continuing deadlock between pro- and anti-Syrian factions.
Six other high-profile anti-Syrian Lebanese figures have been killed since the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005.