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Scenes from deadly Beirut protests(10 images)

Gunfire aimed at protesters erupted in Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, killing at least five and injuring dozens more. The protesters were marching to Beirut's Palace of Justice against a judge who has sought to prosecute high-level officials in the deadly explosion at Beirut's port last year.

A poster showing Judge Tarek Bitar, who is investigating last year's deadly blast at the Beirut port, is set on fire by supporters of the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal groups during a protest in front of the Justice Palace, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday. Photo by Jamal Eddine/UPI
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Armed clashes broke out in Beirut during the protest against the lead judge, who has sought to prosecute high-level officials in the port blast. Photo by Jamal Eddine/UPI
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Civilians run for cover amid clashes in the area of Tayouneh in Beirut. Photo by Jamal Eddine/UPI
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Soldiers are seen at the area of clashes. Photo by Jamal Eddine/UPI
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