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Israeli soldiers use a crane as they cut a tree next to the border fence with Lebanon, near the southern village of Adaisseh, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border in the most serious clashes since a fierce war four years ago, authorities said. (Associated Press)

Israeli soldiers use a crane as they cut a tree next to the border fence with Lebanon, near the southern village of Adaisseh, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire on the border in the most serious clashes since a fierce war four years ago, authorities said. (Associated Press)

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