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Lebanon bombing

Flames leap from a car at the site of a bombing that killed Lebanese army Brig. Gen. Francois Hajj in Baabda, southeast of Beirut. (Joseph Faddoul / EPA)
Lebanese soldiers in Baabda seal off the area where the bombing occurred. The military official who died was among the top candidates to replace Gen. Michel Suleiman, the leading contender for Lebanon’s presidency, as head of the army. (Ahmad Omar / Associated Press)
The body of Brig. Gen. Francois Hajj is carried from the scene. His driver also died. (Wael Ladki / Bloomberg News)
Kafa Alam, the mother of Brig. Gen. Francois Hajj, is surrounded by relatives at the family house in the southern village of Rmeish, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / Associated Press)
Hajj’s widow, Luddy, weeps after his assassination. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)
Brig. Gen. Francois Hajj (Joseph Barrak / AFP / Getty Images)
Christmas tree
A Lebanese man rights the Christmas tree in his Baabda living room, which is littered with debris after the bombing. (Anwar Amro / AFP / Getty Images)