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Lebanese crowds defy Syria at Gemayel’s funeral

Tens of thousands of Lebanese paid tribute to assassinated Christian politician Pierre Gemayel on Thursday, turning his funeral in central Beirut into a display of defiance towards Syria and its Hezbollah allies. Raucous crowds carrying Lebanese flags and those of Christian factions, including Gemayel’s Phalange Party, swarmed around Beirut’s St George Cathedral, where top Marionite cleric Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir conducted the rites. Full Story

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