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Lebanon army deployed in streets to ease tension

23 October 2012 Last updated at 17:02 BST

The army has been deployed on the streets of Lebanon's two biggest cities, Beirut and Tripoli, in efforts to bring calm after the death of a senior security official last week.

The army is a widely respected institution in the country, and it has often been required to soothe tensions between the country's diverse political and religious factions.

Jeremy Bowen reports from Tripoli.