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Photo of the day: Lebanese soldiers inspect damaged buildings at the scene of an explosion in the mostly Christian neighborhood of Achrafieh, Beirut. A car bomb ripped through the area on Friday, shearing the balconies off of apartment buildings, reportedly killing eight and wounding dozens more.

PHOTO: AP Photo/Bilal Hussein

“I told him he needs to be careful and he told me I need to be careful. We just laughed at each other.” That’s what one Lebanese leader said about Wissam al-Hassan, who died in a bombing attack on Friday.