A masked Sunni Muslim gunman poses for a picture in the Bab al-Tabbaneh district in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Two people were killed and 41 wounded in overnight clashes between rival sectarian camps in the port city, a security official told AFP. Most Bab al-Tebbaneh residents are Sunni supporters of the government backed by the West and most Arab states, while Jabal Mohsen has a majority which supports the Syrian- and Iranian- backed opposition from the Alawite Muslim sect that is a branch of Shiism.
Sunni Muslim gunmen walk together after clashes in the Bab al-Tabbaneh district in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on July 9, 2008.
Sunni Muslim gunmen stands behind sand barricades as one of them points his submachine gun through a hole in a wall during clashes in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhood of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.
In a handout picture released on the news website of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, four long and medium range missiles rise into the air after being test-fired at an undisclosed location in the Iranian desert on July 9, 2008. Iran today test-fired a missile it said is capable of reaching Israel, angering the United States amid growing fears that the standoff over the contested Iranian nuclear drive could lead to war.