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Violence in Beirut after deadly bombing

Parts of Beirut become engulfed in violence after a deadly car bombing killed intelligence chief Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan.

A man and his children walk away from clashes between Sunni Muslim gunmen and members of the Lebanese army in Kaskas, Beirut on Oct. 22, 2012, after a night of tension following the funeral of an intelligence official killed by a car bomb. Sunday's clashes fed into a growing political crisis in Lebanon linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Hussam Shebaro / Reuters
A Lebanese worker removes broken glass from a shop window that was damaged during overnight clashes between Sunni and Shiite gunmen in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 22. Hussein Malla / AP
Lebanese Army soldiers remove garbage containers used as a roadblock in a neighborhood after overnight clashes between Sunni and Shiite gunmen in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 22. Shortly before noon Lebanese troops began a big operation in the capital aiming to open all closed roads and to force gunmen out of the streets after overnight clashes between Sunni and Shiite gunmen following the funeral of Lebanese Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in an east Beirut neighborhood on Friday. Ahmad Omar / AP
A Lebanese man rides his motorcycle between a burning tire and garbage containers laid by Sunni protesters after overnight clashes between Sunni and Shiite gunmen in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 22. Hussein Malla / AP
Lebanese protesters chant slogans against the Lebanese government on Oct. 21 after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who was assassinated by a car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanese soldiers fired guns and tear gas to push back hundreds of protesters who broke through a police cordon and tried to storm the government headquarters in Beirut. Bilal Hussein / AP
Lebanese security forces fire their weapons during clashes after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 21. Hussein Malla / AP
Members of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) carry a coffin wrapped in the Lebanese flag, carrying the head of the Information Branch in Lebanon's ISF Wissam al-Hassan during an official ceremony, at Achrafiyeh in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 21. Wael Hamzeh / EPA
The two sons of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who was assassinated on Friday by a car bomb, mourn during their father's funeral procession at the Lebanese police headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 21. Hussein Malla / AP
Lebanese mourners light candles during an Oct. 20 vigil for Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan and at least seven other killed in a bomb attack a day earlier in Beirut. The government declared Oct. 20 a national day of mourning for the victims, but protesters took to the streets, burning tires and setting up roadblocks around the country in a sign of the boiling anger over the massive bomb that Lebanon's prime minister linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria. Ahmad Omar / AP
Smoke from burning tires rises over the Beirut skyline as people protest the killing of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan. Anonymous / AP
Lebanese youths chant slogans in Martyrs' Square during a protest against the bombing. Maya Alleruzzo / AP
Anti-Lebanese government protesters set up a tent Oct. 20 during a protest at Martyrs’ Square a day after a car bomb attack that killed Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan and at least seven others in downtown of Beirut. Hussein Malla / AP
Anti-Lebanese government protesters wave national and party flags Oct. 20 as they stand on the Martyrs statue during a protest in downtown Beirut. Hussein Malla / AP
Protesters march in Beirut's Achrafieh neighborhood on Oct. 20. Hussein Malla / AP
A woman on Oct. 20 crosses a Beirut street blocked with garbage bins and barricades placed by protesters against the bombing. Jamal Saidi / Reuters
Lebanese security forces inspect bomb damage Oct. 20 in Beirut's predominantly Christian district of Ashrafieh. Anwar Amro / AFP - Getty Images
Investigators on Oct. 20 stand amid tagged evidence at the scene of the bombing in Beirut. Bilal Hussein / AP
A Lebanese protester runs behind burning tires as demonstrators block a road in the southern city of Sidon on Oct. 20 to protest against the bomb blast in Beirut the day before. Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP - Getty Images
Lebanese men block a road leading to the airport in Beirut to protest against the Oct. 19 assasination of top intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan. Joseph Eid / AFP - Getty Images
A Lebanese firefighter extinguishes flames at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 19. Hussein Malla / AP
Rescue workers are at the scene where a car bomb exploded in the Ashafriyeh neighborhood of Beirut on Oct. 19. Wael Hamzeh / EPA
A wounded woman is carried at the site of an explosion in Ashrafieh, Beirut, on Oct. 19. Reuters
A Lebanese rescue worker carries an injured boy at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut Oct. 19. A car bomb ripped through eastern Beirut on Friday, shearing the balconies off residential buildings and sending bloodied victims pouring out into the streets in the most serious blast this city has seen in years. Hussein Malla / AP
Relatives comfort a wounded woman at the site of an explosion in Ashafriyeh, central Beirut, on Oct. 19. Hasan Shaaban / Reuters
Lebanese policemen shout as they secure the area after an explosion in Ashafriyeh district, central Beirut on Oct. 19. Mahmoud Kheir / Reuters
A Lebanese rescue worker helps an injured man at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafiyeh, Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 19. Hussein Malla / AP
A woman is helped by a Lebanese soldier after an explosion in Ashafriyeh district, central Beirut on Oct. 19. Mahmoud Kheir / Reuters
A man carries an injured girl away from the scene of an explosion in Beirut on Oct. 19. Hussein Malla / AP
Lebanese soldiers secure the area after an explosion in Beirut on Oct. 19. The rush-hour bomb in the center of the Lebanese capital killed at least eight people and wounded about 80 others, heightening fears that Syria's war is spilling over into Lebanon. Stringer / Reuters
A car burns at the site of an explosion in Ashrafieh, east Beirut, Oct. 19. A huge car bomb explosion in Beirut on Friday killed a top Lebanese security official whose investigations implicated Syria and Hezbollah in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri seven years ago. The rush-hour bomb in the center of the Lebanese capital killed at least eight people and wounded about 80 others, heightening fears that Syria's war is spilling over into Lebanon. Hasan Shaaban / Reuters