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Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Confetti is seen in the sky of Beirut during New Year's celebrations.

Confetti is seen in the sky of Beirut during New Year’s celebrations.

Saad Hariri receives Palestinian American businessman Mohamed Anwar Hadid (father of Bella and Gigi Hadid) in his office in Beirut, Lebanon. (Balkis Press)

Saad Hariri receives Palestinian American businessman Mohamed Anwar Hadid (father of Bella and Gigi Hadid) in his office in Beirut, Lebanon. (Balkis Press)

Fireworks explode over the downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Fireworks explode over the downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations. (Hussein Malla / AP)

People gathering in downtown beirut during New Year's celebrations. (Nabil Ismail)

People gathering in downtown beirut during New Year’s celebrations. (Nabil Ismail)

Fireworks explode in celebrating of New Year's Day in Beirut, Lebanon. (Michel el Esta / REUTERS)

Fireworks explode in celebrating of New Year’s Day in Beirut, Lebanon. (Michel el Esta / REUTERS)

The heart of the capital beating again, in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Ibrahim Nassar)

The heart of the capital beating again, in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations. (Ibrahim Nassar)

People watch fireworks in the rain on New Year's Day in downtown Beirut, Lebanon January. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

People watch fireworks in the rain on New Year’s Day in downtown Beirut, Lebanon January. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

Revelers hold their umbrellas as they celebrate in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Revelers hold their umbrellas as they celebrate in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Revelers hold their umbrellas as they celebrate the New Year's under the rain, at the Parliament square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Revelers hold their umbrellas as they celebrate the New Year’s under the rain, at the Parliament square, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year's celebrations. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Fireworks explode over downtown Beirut, Lebanon, during New Year’s celebrations. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

A 'Full Wolf Moon' which is a super moon rises during a cloudy and rainy weather in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

A ‘Full Wolf Moon’ which is a super moon rises during a cloudy and rainy weather in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Cranes remove roadblocks and barbed barriers surrounding the commercial district, which for years had been choked off by security measures, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Cranes remove roadblocks and barbed barriers surrounding the commercial district, which for years had been choked off by security measures, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Army soldiers remove a concrete block after a decision to open downtown Beirut, Lebanon and restore it as it was before security measures were taken. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Army soldiers remove a concrete block after a decision to open downtown Beirut, Lebanon and restore it as it was before security measures were taken. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

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