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Syria Spillover Adds to Lebanon's Paralysis

The Lebanese have much to preoccupy them—from a string of deadly sectarian car-bombings sparked by the civil war raging next-door in Syria to the flood of nearly a million Syrian refugees that has increased Lebanon’s population by a quarter, staining the country’s resources and adding to sectarian tensions. But above all they are worried by political paralysis gripping their country.   The symbol of that for many residents of Beirut is the odorous trash starting to pile up on their...

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