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U.N.'s Annan Visits Beirut to Support Cease-Fire

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U.N.'s Annan Visits Beirut to Support Cease-Fire

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U.N.'s Annan Visits Beirut to Support Cease-Fire

U.N.'s Annan Visits Beirut to Support Cease-Fire

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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits Beirut in an effort to shore up the cease-fire between Lebanon's Hezbollah militia and Israel. It's Annan's first visit since the 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah officially ended.

The visit comes just after the leader of Hezbollah says in a TV interview that he would not have ordered the capture of Israeli soldiers if he'd known it would lead to war.