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Angry protesters burn a van belonging to Al Jazeera in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Thousands of Sunnis waved flags, burned tires and torched a van belonging to Al Jazeera on Tuesday during a "day of rage" to protest gains by the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah, which now has enough support in parliament to control Lebanon's next government. (AP Photo)
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Angry protesters burn a van belonging to Al Jazeera in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Thousands of Sunnis waved flags, burned tires and torched a van belonging to Al Jazeera on Tuesday during a "day of rage" to protest gains by the Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah, which now has enough support in parliament to control Lebanon's next government. (AP Photo)

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