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A selection of images from Lebanon this week- Friday June 22, 2012

  • A man lies on the grass waiting for the road to open after the families of the Lebanese pilgrims who were recently kidnapped in Syria block the road leading to Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • An overturned truck causes heavy traffic on the Naameh highway. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • Residents of old Sidon block the road with burning tires as they protest the electricity cuts. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Sudanese refugees on hunger strike sit outside the U.N. offices in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • A girl plays with sand at the public beach in Ramlet al-Baida, Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Parasols erected in the Ain al-Mreisseh area as Beirutis embarked on a long day on the beach. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

  • A truck driver transports two other vehicles while making the rounds in the Zoqaq al-Blat neighborhood of Beirut. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • Korean peacekeepers play traditional drum during a commemorative ceremony marking the 62nd anniversary of the start of the South and North Korean war and to show gratitude to the sacrifices made by UN and non-UN troops from 14 nations that fought alongside South Korea. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Workers on the Israeli side of Metulla are seen from behind the newly erected separation wall with Lebanon in the southern border village of Kfar Kila. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • A lizard basks in the sun in the southern village of Tayr Dibba. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Chess enthusiasts play at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, near Sidon. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Residents enjoy coffee on tires transformed into colorful tables and seats in the southern town of Nabatieh. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • A woman poses on a displayed bike during the Beirut Motorcycle Show. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

  • A Sunni Islamist prisoner hugs his parents upon his release from Roumieh prison. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

  • A man uses a propane canister to light the alley during electricity cuts in the southern city of Sidon. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • A Palestinian man sits near a burning garbage container during clashes at the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh, near Sidon. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

  • Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi uses a photographer's camera to take his own shots during a Cabinet session in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)

  • A Korean peacekeeper demonstrate his Taekwondo skills during a commemorative ceremony marking the 62nd anniversary of the start of the South and North Korean war and to show gratitude to the sacrifices made by UN and non-UN troops from 14 nations that fought alongside South Korea. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

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