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    Picture of the Day: A (Bad) Year in Review

    What a year! 2010 will be remembered as the year of paralysis, growing deadlock, Syrian steady comeback, and STL expectations. Here’s a quick overview of what marked a year, whose page we turn, looking forward to a peaceful, prosperous and reform-oriented 2011:

    – January 25th: Ethiopian Airline aircraft crashes minutes after its take off.

    – February 22nd: Lebanese Parliament rejects constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

    – March 31st: Walid Jumblatt meets with Bachar Assad in Damascus.

    – May 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th: Lebanese elect their new municipal councils, after months of uncertainty around the date of the polls.

    – July 16th: Hassan Nasrallah officially accuses the STL of being an Israeli tool.

    – August 23rd: The Lebanese and Israeli armies clash in Adaisseh, South Lebanon.

    – September 6th: Saad Hariri withdraws his political accusation of Syria killing his father.

    – September 11th: FPM official General Fayez Karam is arrested for intelligence with Israel.

    – October 3rd: Syria issues arrest warrants against 33 Lebanese and international officials and journalists.

    – November 29th: Wikileaks publishes US diplomatic cables, including information about Lebanon and Hezbollah.

    – December 5th: Fireblasts destroy large green areas across Lebanon.

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