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In pictures: Beirut bombing

Beirut bombing

An anti-Syrian Lebanese MP has been killed in a car bomb attack in a Christian suburb of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.

The body of a dead man is seen at the scene of the Beirut bombing

Several others died when the car of Antoine Ghanim, a member of the Maronite Phalange party, exploded in the eastern Sin al-Fil district.

Burning cars are seen at the site of the Beirut car bombing

The powerful explosion set four cars on fire and damaged a number of other nearby vehicles.

A person injured in the blast is carried away on a stretcher

Ambulances took away a number of people with severe burns.

A wounded couple

Many other people were injured by flying debris.

Blast damage

The force of the explosion left a crater in the road and blew debris across the street in the busy neighbourhood.

The facade of a building badly damaged by the explosion

The front of this building was badly damaged in the blast.

Scene of the Beirut bombing

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.

Scene of the bombing

Six other high-profile anti-Syrian Lebanese figures have been killed since the assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri in 2005.

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