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Source: The Daily Star
Beirut : Lebanon | almost 2 years ago  
The Daily Star Passengers carrying their baggage try to pass, after the main road leading to Beirut airport was blocked by relatives of the 11 Lebanese Shi'ite pilgrims that were abducted...
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