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With a pistol on his hip, a supporter of Phalangist Christian Party tries to keep the road clear for the funeral procession of slain anti-Syrian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem and his body guards in a Christian suburb of Beirut Friday, September 21, 2007. They were killed on Wednesday, September 19,2007 with a massive car bomb blast, a week ahead of scheduled Presidential election. Ghanem's death means the ruling and pro-western alliance of Sunni, Christian and Druze factions has slim majority of 68 in the 128-member parliament against a Shi'ite-Christian opposition that includes Hezbollah which is backed by Syria and Iran.

With a pistol on his hip, a supporter of Phalangist Christian Party tries to keep the road clear for the funeral procession of slain anti-Syrian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem and his body guards in a Christian suburb of Beirut Friday, September 21, 2007. They were killed on Wednesday, September 19,2007 with a massive car bomb blast, a week ahead of scheduled Presidential election. Ghanem's death means the ruling and pro-western alliance of Sunni, Christian and Druze factions has slim majority of 68 in the 128-member parliament against a Shi'ite-Christian opposition that includes Hezbollah which is backed by Syria and Iran.