Thousands of Lebanese attended the funeral for Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, an opponent of Syria, who died in a massive car bombing. Some have called him a martyr.
Gen. Wissam al-Hassan's assassination in today's bombing is the most significant political killing in Lebanon since that of the former prime minister in 2005.
The final result in Sunday's knife-edge parliamentary election was expected to hinge on which way the divided Christian community votes in a few important districts.