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Hariri's Return to Lebanon Sparks Celebration — and Speculation

Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade attended by Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month but now says he is putting that resignation on hold. John Owens captures images from Beirut for VOA.
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Lebanon displays its military strength at the parade marking Independence Day, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.
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Lebanon displays its military strength at the parade marking Independence Day, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri attends Lebanon's Independence Day military parade, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.
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Prime Minister Saad Hariri attends Lebanon's Independence Day military parade, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.

A young boy holds the flag for Prime Minister Saad Hariri's party, the Future Movement, in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.
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A young boy holds the flag for Prime Minister Saad Hariri's party, the Future Movement, in Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun attends the Independence Day military parade, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.
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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun attends the Independence Day military parade, Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 22, 2017.

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