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Pro-Syria Demonstrators Gather in Beirut

A mass pro-Syria demonstration organized by the militant group Hezbollah draws several hundred thousand in the Lebanese capital. Syrian troops, meanwhile, begin pulling back to Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.