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2005 Mass Protests (Lebanon)

"Cedar Revolution"

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Lebanese Flag With Inscription

[Flag Headband (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec

"Independence 05" Banner

[Independence 05 Banner (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec

Flag Displays

A giant Lebanese flag, made of 18 pieces of fabric representing the 18 religions in the country, shall be erected near the grave of former Prime Minister Rafic Harari, recently killed in a bombing in Beirut.
Source: Newspaper 20 Minutes, 15 Apr 2005
Ivan Sache, 15 Apr 2005

[The Daily Star newspaper] has a nice photo of opposition protesters forming a human version of the Lebanese flag in Martyr's Square, 12/03/2005, with details of how it came together as well.
Nathan Lamm and André Coutanche, 15 Mar 2005

Flag Cartoons

[2005 Al-Hayat Flag Cartoon (Lebanon)]

A cartoon by Haddad (Al-Hayat, London), is shown in Courrier International (#750, 17 March). The cartoon gives a good representation of the current political situation in Lebanon: the two opposed anti-Syrian and pro-Syrian camps both proclaim their Lebanese identity and try to appropriate the same symbol, the national flag.
Note that the flag is correctly represented, with a green trunk.
Ivan Sache, 28 Mar 2005