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A protester waves a Lebanese national flag behind a roadblock as security forces stand behind riot shields during a demonstration near parliament in Beirut, on Aug. 8.

A protester waves a Lebanese national flag behind a roadblock as security forces stand behind riot shields during a demonstration near parliament in Beirut, on Aug. 8.

Photographer: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

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