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Latest Developments in the Mideast

Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli attack on Baalbek in northern Lebanon. Israeli airstrikes hit more than 80 targets across Lebanon, killing at least 20 people. Israeli officials indicated that 30,000 Israeli troops were operating across the border. (European Pressphoto Agency)
“We in Lebanon should be vigilant and not think that the war is over,” Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said on TV. (Associated Press)
Residents of the Beirut suburb of Dahieh and Chariah are loaded into buses bound for Tripoli in North Lebanon hours after the IDF dropped leaflets warning them to evacuate their neighborhoods. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
California Congressman Darrell Issa watches as a refugee woman screams “kill Bush” in arabic as she holds aloft her baby that she delivered three days ago at a Catholic Relief Services shelter in the Aschrafieh area of Beirut. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Evacuations from the Beirut suburbs of Dahieh and Chariah load buses bound for Tripoli in North Lebanon. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Residents evacuate the Beirut suburbs of Dahieh and Chariah. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Israeli army medics evacuate a wounded soldier to a waiting helicopter from at a make-shift field hospital near Kiryat Shmona. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Israeli army medics treat a wounded soldier and prepare him for evacuation by helicopter. Israeli forces sustained heavy casualties today and yesterday since the escalation of the conflict. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers, part of the forces massed on the Lebanese border in Metula, prepared to move out as part of the expanded ground operation authorized by the Israeli security cabinet yesterday. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Janet Hansen, 55, feeds some of the over 200 dogs she cares for at the Habasha Kennel on the outskirts of Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel. Janet has been running the shelter for 12 years without break despite numerous conflicts that have threatened the region. (Damon Winter / LAT)