Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Images of the Day's Thuggery

Hezbollah supporters empty sand and stones from a truck to block a main road in a Beirut suburb May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades on Wednesday, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the U.S.-backed government.REUTERS/ Ezzat Attar (LEBANON)


Civil defence personnel put out fires from burning cars during armed clashes in Beirut May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's U.S.- backed government fought gun battles in Beirut on Wednesday with gunmen loyal to the Hezbollah-led opposition, escalating the country's worst internal crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.REUTERS/Ezzat Attar (LEBANON)


Anti-government rioters burn tyres on the main road leading to Beirut's international airport May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades on Wednesday, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the U.S.-backed government.REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)


Riot police secure the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades on Wednesday, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the U.S.-backed government.REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)


Barricades and cars set ablaze by Hezbollah supporters burn near an Army armoured personnel carrier (R), on a main road in Beirut suburbs May 7, 2008. Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah-led opposition blocked main roads in Beirut with burning barricades on Wednesday, paralysing the capital in a long-running political standoff with the U.S.-backed government.REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (LEBANON)

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