The Cedar Revolution
Gallery: Beirut, Monday, February 14, 2005 -

"It was a scene the Arab world's autocratic regimes have dreaded - and through the power of satellite TV, it could catch on as fast as the latest hit music video: Peaceful, enormous crowds carrying flags and flowers bringing down a government." (AP)

2005/03/01 - 2005/03/26
2005/02/21 - 2005/02/28
2005/02/14 - 2005/02/20

Photos - From Yahoo! News Photos 2005/02/14 - 2005/03/26


"Lebanese soldier looks through his binocular..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)


Wednesday, March 16, 2004 - Saturday, March 26, 2004
"A supporter of the Lebanese opposition..." (Patrick Baz, AFP, 2005/03/26)
"Lebanese teenagers read the Koran..." (Jamal Saidi, Reuters, 2005/03/24)
"A Lebanese muslim girl stands at the grave..." (Petros Karadjias, AP, 2005/03/24)
"A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim girl holds the holy Koran..." (Damir Sagolj, Reuters, 2005/03/20)
"A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/17)
"A Lebanese opposition supporter flashes the v-sign..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/16)

Monday, March 14, 2004
"Lebanese soldier looks through his binocular..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"The shadow of Mohamad al-Amin mosque..." (Haitham Mussawi, AFP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese opposition protester protests..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese opposition protester shouts..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese girl with her face painted..." (Damir Sagolj, Reuters, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese opposition protestor with her face painted..." (AP, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese man waits for the start of a demonstration in Beirut..." (Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/14)

Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - Sunday, March 13, 2004
"Thousands of anti-Syrian demonstrators held candles..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/13)
"THE TRUTH" (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/13)
"BYE, BYE SYRIA" (Anwar Amro, AFP, 2005/03/12)
"A road sign with the Lebanese and Syrian flags..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/09)
"Lebanese opposition protesters..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/07)
"Lebanese protesters take part in an anti-Syria demonstration..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/06)
"A Lebanese family walks past an army truck..." (Jamal Saidi, Reuters, 2005/03/06)
"A Lebanese opposition protester celebrates..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/05)
"Lebanese youths wave their national flag..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/04)
"A Lebanese woman holds a poster..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/02)

Tuesday, March 1, 2005
"Lebanese opposition protesters wave their national flag..." (Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"Two Lebanese students, opposition supporters..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Anti-Syrian protestors wave the Lebanese flag..." (Patrick Baz, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"A Lebanese opposition protester holds the Muslim Koran and Christian rosaries..." (Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"SYRIA'L KILLING MACHINE - GET OUT" (Mohamed Azakir, Reuters, 2005/03/01)
"Two Lebanese opposition demonstrators..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"A Lebanese opposition demonstrator flashes a victory sign..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Lebanese opposition demonstrators read papers..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)


"A New Era of Democracy in the Middle East?" (AP/NewsMax.com, 2005/03/02)
"KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia -- It was a scene the Arab world's autocratic regimes have dreaded - and through the power of satellite TV, it could catch on as fast as the latest hit music video: Peaceful, enormous crowds carrying flags and flowers bringing down a government.
What happened in Lebanon this week, analysts say, is the beginning of a new era in the Middle East, one in which popular demand pushes the momentum for democracy and people's will can no longer be disregarded. ...
"I wish this could happen in Yemen," Ahmed Murtada, an unemployed Yemeni, said in San'a. "But here, tanks would prevail."
Anas Khashoggi, a 46-year-old management consultant in the Saudi city of Jiddah, said he followed Monday's events from beginning to end. "I wanted ... to see how the government reacts to the will of the people," he said.
Was he disappointed? "Not at all," he said. ...
But Dawood al-Shirian, a Saudi talk show host on Dubai TV, had a warning for Arab governments, pointing to Ukraine's Orange Revolution: 'Either they embrace the orange, or they will find themselves slipping on the peels of bananas.'"


"A supporter of the Lebanese opposition..." (Patrick Baz, AFP, 2005/03/26)
"A supporter of the Lebanese opposition..."
(Patrick Baz, AFP
, 2005/03/26)
"A supporter of the Lebanese opposition waves her national flag near the grave of slain former Lebanese premier Rafiq Hariri in downtown Beirut during a rally calling for the truth on the killing of Hariri."

"Lebanese teenagers read the Koran..." (Jamal Saidi, Reuters, 2005/03/24)
"Lebanese teenagers read the Koran..."
(Jamal Saidi, Reuters, 2005/03/24)
"Lebanese teenagers read the Koran [sic] at the grave of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri's during a memorial in Beirut to mark forty days since his assassination, March 24, 2005. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was expected to release a report by a United Nations fact-finding mission into Hariri's killing later in the day."

"A Lebanese muslim girl stands at the grave..." (Petros Karadjias, AP, 2005/03/24)
"A Lebanese muslim girl stands at the grave..."
(Petros Karadjias, AP, 2005/03/24)
"A Lebanese muslim girl stands at the grave of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Harriri at a memorial in Beirut to mark forty days since Hariri's killing, at Martyrs' Square in central Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday, March 24, 2005."

"A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim girl holds the holy Koran..." (Damir Sagolj, Reuters, 2005/03/20)
"A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim girl holds the holy Koran..."
(Damir Sagolj, Reuters, 2005/03/20)
"A Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim girl holds the holy Koran at the grave of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri in Beirut's Martyrs Square March 20, 2005. In a show of unity between the country's Muslim communities, Lebanese Shi'ite Muslims and supporters of Hizbollah visited the grave of former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, who was a Sunni Muslim killed by a bomb on February 14th."

"A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/17)
"A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/17)
"A poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad is seen defaced on a wall in central Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, March 17, 2005. Syria's army and intelligence agents on Thursday completed the first phase of their pullback to eastern Lebanon and Syria."

"A Lebanese opposition supporter flashes the v-sign..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/16)
"A Lebanese opposition supporter flashes the v-sign..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/16)
"A Lebanese opposition supporter flashes the v-sign as he stands in an guard post outside the building used as the headquarters of the Syrian military intelligence shortly after its evacuation in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 16, 2005. Syrian militaryintelligence agents abandoned their head office in Beirut Wednesday, boarding buses and driving out of the Lebanese capital in line with demands by the United States and the Lebanese opposition."

"Lebanese soldier looks through his binocular..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese soldier looks through his binocular..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese soldier looks through his binocular viewing Lebanese opposition protestors who gather during a demonstration in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005."

"The shadow of Mohamad al-Amin mosque..." (Haitham Mussawi, AFP, 2005/03/14)
"The shadow of Mohamad al-Amin mosque..."
(Haitham Mussawi, AFP, 2005/03/14)
"The shadow of Mohamad al-Amin mosque where late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri is buried is cast on hundreds of thousands of Lebanese demonstrators who packed Martyrs Square in downtown Beirut. More than 800,000 people poured into the heart of the city for an opposition demonstration demanding an end to nearly three decades of Syrian military domination and to mark the fourth week since Hariri was killed."

"Lebanese opposition protester protests..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese opposition protester protests..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese opposition protester protests during a demonstration in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese people answered an opposition call for a massive protest to demand a full Syrian troop withdrawal, resignations of security chiefs and an international investigation into the death of former Premier Rafik Hariri."

"Lebanese opposition protester shouts..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese opposition protester shouts..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/14)
"Lebanese opposition protester shouts anti-Syrian slogans during a demonstration in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese answered an opposition call for a massive protest to demand a full Syrian troop withdrawal, resignations of security chiefs and an international investigation into the death of former Premier Rafik Hariri."

"A Lebanese girl with her face painted..." (Damir Sagolj, Reuters, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese girl with her face painted..."
(Damir Sagolj, Reuters, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese girl with her face painted in Lebanon's national colours attends a rally in Beirut March 14, 2005. Hundreds of thousands of anti-Syrian protesters flooded central Beirut on Monday in what witnesses said was Lebanon's biggest demonstration since former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri's killing exactly a month ago."

"A Lebanese opposition protestor with her face painted..." (AP, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese opposition protestor with her face painted..."
(AP, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese opposition protestor with her face painted as national flag in central of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005. Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving Lebanese answered an opposition call for a massive protest to demand a full Syrian troop withdrawal, resignations of security chiefs and an international investigation into the death of former Premier Rafik Hariri."

"A Lebanese man waits for the start of a demonstration in Beirut..." (Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese man waits for the start of a demonstration in Beirut..."
(Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/14)
"A Lebanese man waits for the start of a demonstration in Beirut. An emboldened Lebanese opposition mobilized more than 800,000 people to demand an end to Syrian military domination of Lebanon, hurling a potent challenge to the Syrian-backed government here."

"Thousands of anti-Syrian demonstrators held candles..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/13)
"Thousands of anti-Syrian demonstrators held candles..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/13)
"Thousands of anti-Syrian demonstrators held candles with the flames spelling out the word 'truth' in english and arabic in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Sunday March 13, 2005. The word 'truth' is for the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri."

"THE TRUTH" (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/13)
"THE TRUTH"
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/13)
"Anti-Syrian demonstrators hold candles and banner read in english and arabic 'the truth' during a vigil in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Sunday March 13, 2005. In a Beirut counter protest, thousands of anti-Syrian demonstrators held candles high, with the flames spelling out the word 'truth.' about the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri."

"BYE, BYE SYRIA" (Anwar Amro, AFP, 2005/03/12)
"BYE, BYE SYRIA"
(Anwar Amro, AFP, 2005/03/12)
"Lebanese opposition protesters rally on Martyrs' Square in Beirut. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to remove all his military and intelligence personnel from Lebanon, a UN envoy said."

"A road sign with the Lebanese and Syrian flags..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/09)
"A road sign with the Lebanese and Syrian flags..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/09)
"A road sign with the Lebanese and Syrian flags reading 'Avenue of Mr. President Hafez Assad' is seen defaced with spray paint outside a military position, in the central mountains near the village Hamana, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Hafez, the late President of Syria, was the father of the present leader Bashar Assad."

"Lebanese opposition protesters..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/07)
"Lebanese opposition protesters..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/07)
"Lebanese opposition protesters wear sweatshirts showing a map of Lebanon during a demonstartion against Syria in Beirut, Lebanon, Monday March 7, 2005. About 100,000 anti-Syrian demonstrators converged on Martyrs' Square, repeatedly chanting 'Syria out!' and most waving Lebanon's distinctive red and white flag with a green cedar tree. Monday's demonstration marked three weeks since the Feb. 14 assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri that began a peaceful campaign against Syrian control."

"Lebanese protesters take part in an anti-Syria demonstration..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/06)
"Lebanese protesters take part in an anti-Syria demonstration..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/06)
"Lebanese protesters take part in an anti-Syria demonstration in Martyr's Square in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, March 6, 2005. President Bashar Assad announced Saturday that Syria will move its troops in Lebanon to the country's eastern region, to be followed by a withdrawal to the Syrian-Lebanese border, saying the move should satisfy international demands for a complete pullout."

"A Lebanese family walks past an army truck..." (Jamal Saidi, Reuters, 2005/03/06)
"A Lebanese family walks past an army truck..."
(Jamal Saidi, Reuters, 2005/03/06)
"A Lebanese family walks past an army truck patrolling a street in Beirut, March 6, 2005. Syria will start pulling back its forces in Lebanon to the Bekaa valley on Monday, Lebanese Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Mrad said on Sunday."

"A Lebanese opposition protester celebrates..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/05)
"A Lebanese opposition protester celebrates..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/05)
"A Lebanese opposition protester celebrates after watching a live outside broadcast of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Assad on a giant screen set up in the Martyrs Square in central Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday March 5, 2005. President Bashar Assad announced Saturday that Syria will move its troops in Lebanon to the country's eastern region, to be followed by a withdrawal to the Syrian-Lebanese border, saying the move should satisfy international demands for a complete pullout."

"Lebanese youths wave their national flag..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/04)
"Lebanese youths wave their national flag..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/04)
"Lebanese youths wave their national flag as they take part in an anti-Syria demonstration at Martyr's Square, central Beirut , Lebanon Friday, March 4, 2005. Syrian President Bashar Assad is widely expected to address his country's parliament on Saturday, and a Lebanese politician said he was expected to announce a redeployment of troops to eastern Lebanon, near the Syrian border."

"A Lebanese woman holds a poster..." (Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/02)
"A Lebanese woman holds a poster..."
(Kevin Frayer, AP, 2005/03/02)
"A Lebanese woman holds a poster of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri during an anti-Syria demonstration in Martyr's Square, central Beirut, Wednesday, March 2, 2005."

"Lebanese opposition protesters wave their national flag..." (Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"Lebanese opposition protesters wave their national flag..."
(Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"Lebanese opposition protesters wave their national flag during a rally in downtown Beirut. France and the United States were spearheading an international effort today to drive Syrian troops out of embattled Lebanon and pave the way for free elections under the watchful eyes of an international force."

"Two Lebanese students, opposition supporters..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Two Lebanese students, opposition supporters..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Two Lebanese students, opposition supporters, protest as they shout anti-Syrian slogans during a celebration one day after the Lebanese governments resignation in central Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday March 1, 2005. Hundreds of Lebanese returned to a downtown square to demand Syrian troops leave their country, trying to keep up the pressure on their Damascus-allied president as he begins the task of finding a new prime minister."

"Anti-Syrian protestors wave the Lebanese flag..." (Patrick Baz, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"Anti-Syrian protestors wave the Lebanese flag..."
(Patrick Baz, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"Anti-Syrian protestors wave the Lebanese flag as they celebrate last night's fall of the pro-Syrian government, in Beirut."

"A Lebanese opposition protester holds the Muslim Koran and Christian rosaries..." (Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"A Lebanese opposition protester holds the Muslim Koran and Christian rosaries..."
(Ramzi Haidar, AFP, 2005/03/01)
"A Lebanese opposition protester holds the Muslim Koran and Christian rosaries in Beirut. The fall of the Lebanese government of Prime Minister Omar Karameh has dealt a blow to Syria, leaving its influence and military presence in Lebanon vulnerable to outside pressures."

"SYRIA'L KILLING MACHINE - GET OUT" (Mohamed Azakir, Reuters, 2005/03/01)
"SYRIA'L KILLING MACHINE - GET OUT"uters, 2005/03/01)
"Lebanese carry placards protesting against Syria in downtown Beirut March 1, 2005. Hundreds of protesters waving Lebanese flags returned to central Beirut on Tuesday todemand Syria quit Lebanon as the United States and France offered to help the country hold free elections."

"Two Lebanese opposition demonstrators..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Two Lebanese opposition demonstrators..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Two Lebanese opposition demonstrators stand in a car as they flash victory signs and wave a Lebanese flag during a celebration one day after the Lebanese government's resignation in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, March 1, 2005."

A Lebanese opposition demonstrator flashes a victory sign..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"A Lebanese opposition demonstrator flashes a victory sign..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)

"A Lebanese opposition demonstrator flashes a victory sign during a celebration one day after the Lebanese government resignation in central Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday March 1, 2005. Lebanon's president was taking on the task of forming a new government Tuesday, while opposition leaders shook off the jubilation of using people power to force out a pro-Syrian Cabinet and sought to ensure the next one is less beholden to Damascus."

"Lebanese opposition demonstrators read papers..." (Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)
"Lebanese opposition demonstrators read papers..."
(Hussein Malla, AP, 2005/03/01)

"Lebanese opposition demonstrators read papers in Beirut following the latest news one day after the Lebanese government resignation Tuesday March 1, 2005."

 

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