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Violence erupts in Beirut after slain official's funeral

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Police and protesters clash after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan in Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 21.

The opposition and its supporters believe Mikati is too close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Lebanese ally Hezbollah, which is part of Mikati's government.

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Hussein Malla / AP

An injured Lebanese woman is carried away by protesters during clashes with security forces after the funeral of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan.

Bilal Hussein / AP

Lebanese protestes wave Syrian revolutionary flags, national flags and Islamic flags as they gather in Martyrs' Square at funeral for the country's intelligence chief, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan.

Hussein Malla / AP

The two sons of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan who was assassinated on Friday by a car bomb, mourn during their father's funeral procession at the Lebanese police headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon,Oct. 21. Thousands of Lebanese waving the national flag packed a central square in downtown Beirut Sunday for the funeral of a top intelligence official assassinated in a car bombing that many blame on the regime in neighboring Syria.

Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

Members of the Internal Security Forces lay the coffins of slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan and his bodyguard Ahmed Sahyouni beside each other as Lebanon's police chief Ashraf Rifi, left, Minister of Information Walid Daouq and Lebanon's Army Commander Jean Kahwaji pay their respects during an official ceremony.

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Huge blast explodes in a central Beirut street injures dozens, kills at least eight.