** FILE ** Lebanese soldiers search a car at a checkpoint after they were deployed to calm clashes that erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian-regime gunmen in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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** FILE ** Lebanese soldiers search a car at a checkpoint after they were deployed to calm clashes that erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian-regime gunmen in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)