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LEBANON: High-wire act during annual Independence Day celebration

November 22, 2010 |  8:25 am

Lebanon-independence-dayWith pomp and ceremony, Lebanon on Monday celebrated the 67th anniversary of its independence from France. 

Fighter jets and helicopters interrupted the morning calm, part of a military parade through downtown Beirut.

-- Los Angeles Times

Photo: Lebanese army commandos demonstrate their skills during a military display marking Lebanon's independence. Credit: Joseph Eidi / AFP/Getty Images