Trash protests spotlight Lebanon's dysfunctional politics, but reforms remain elusive

September 1, 2015 2:04 PM

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Trash protests spotlight Lebanon's dysfunctional politics, but reforms remain elusive

Lebanese anti-government protesters sitting cross-legged on the floor, clap and shout slogans against the minister, Mohammed Machnouk inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Friday, demanding the resignation of the minister over the country’s snowballing trash crisis. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) (The Associated Press)

Lebanese anti-government protesters sitting cross-legged on the floor, clap and shout slogans against the minister, Mohammed Machnouk, inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lebanese protesters broke into the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut Frid...

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