Lebanon Heads for Showdown as Reform Vows Fail to Quell Protests

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Lebanese army soldiers pass by protesters on the highway linking Beirut to north Lebanon, in Zouk Mikael on October 19, 2019, one day after demonstrations swept through the eastern Mediterranean country in protest against dire economic conditions. - Thousands of protesters outraged by corruption and proposed tax hikes burned tyres and blocked major highways in Lebanon on Friday, prompting the premier to give his government partners three days to support a reform drive. (Photo by JOSEPH EID / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images)

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