In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, center, is surrounded by his bodyguards as he arrives to address his supporters during a demonstration in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
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