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Thu 14 Feb 2013

National holiday declared in Lebanon to mark PM Hariri assassination anniversary

Hariri memorial

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Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati declared February 14 a national holiday to mark the eight anniversary of the assassination of five-time Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. 

Hariri, one of Lebanon's most important Sunni leaders, was killed along with 22 other people in a bombing in February 2005 as his convoy passed St. George Hotel in Beirut. 

The trial of four Hezbollah-members indicted of the assassination is due to begin in March. 

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