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Police and protesters clash after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut on Sunday. Clashes erupted after the funeral for Gen. al-Hassan, who was a powerful opponent of Syria in Lebanon. He was buried in Martyrs Square in Beirut near former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in 2005. (Associated Press)

Police and protesters clash after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut on Sunday. Clashes erupted after the funeral for Gen. al-Hassan, who was a powerful opponent of Syria in Lebanon. He was buried in Martyrs Square in Beirut near former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who was killed in 2005. (Associated Press)

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