Friends and family members carry the casket of Stavro Jabra outside the Church of Saint Nicolas, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Renowned Lebanese cartoonist Stavro Jabra was laid to rest on Tuesday after battling a chronic illness.The funeral at the Church of Saint Nicolas in Ashrafieh was attended by senior Lebanese officials, family and friends of Jabra. Born in Beirut in 1947, Jabra – known as STAVRO – rose to fame in the Middle East and around the world for his political cartoons.He was widely known for parodying Lebanese leaders and foreign political figures in his incisive satirical sketches.Jabra's work also appeared in foreign publications such as Der Spiegel, Le Monde and The New York Times.In 1983, Jabra founded "SCOOP" – a monthly magazine focused on showcasing non-political photographs.
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