At a major crossroad dividing the Hamra neighborhood from Beirut's central districts, a billboard shows the portrait of assassinated prime minister and billionaire benefactor Rafiq Hariri. Killed in a massive car bomb in 2005, which many Lebanese believe was plotted by the neighboring Syrian government, Hariri's image still remains plastered across the country, making him one of Lebanon's most visible martyrs. The billboard counts the days since Hariri's death.
(Photo and caption by Thushan Amarasiriwardena / LongJaunt.com)
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