1. Pan of offices of the Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora
2. Saniora and Lebanese ministers standing for a minute's silence after the death of anti-Syrian legislator Walid Eido.
3. Saniora and ministers sit
4. Various of cabinet meeting
5. Saniora speaking at news conference
6. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Fuad Saniora, Lebanese Prime Minister:
"The series of assassinations against the deputies, ministers and those who work in the political, educational and information domains are continuing in an attempt to affect the strength of the majority."
7. Cutaway of cameraman
8. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Fuad Saniora, Lebanese Prime Minister:
"We are calling the council of foreign ministers of the Arab league for an extraordinary meeting, and to show responsibility towards Lebanon, towards its people and for the future of freedom. Also we are requesting the technical and security assistance of the United Nations to prevent these ugly crimes and to enlarge the international investigations to include this new terrorist crime which was committed after the ratification of the international tribunal (a few) days ago."
9. Close up of camera lens
10. Saniora leaving media conference
11. Fire truck inside the cordoned off area near the explosion site with people walking around
12. Damaged vehicle in front of cordoned off area
13. Various of damaged building
14. Mid of fire officers directing fire truck backwards
The Lebanese government held an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening after anti-Syrian legislator Walid Eido and at least nine other people were killed when a bomb-rigged car, rocked Beirut's seafront earlier in the day.
The 65-year-old lawmaker, Walid Eido, was the seventh opponent of Damascus to be killed in two years in the conflict-ridden country.
Lebanese prime minister Fuad Saniora and government ministers stood at the Lebanese parliament for a minute's silence during their cabinet meeting.
After the meeting Fuad Saniora declared Thursday a national day of mourning and called for an emergency meeting of Arab leaders and for the international community to help in the investigation into Eido's killing.
"The series of assassination against the deputies, ministers and those who work in the political, educational and information domain are continuing in an attempt to affect the strength of the majority," said Saniora.
Saniora also called on the United Nations to assist Lebanon with their security so they could prevent what he called, "ugly crimes," from happening in the future.
"We are requesting the technical and security assistance of the United Nations to prevent these ugly crimes and to enlarge the international investigations to include this new terrorist crime which was committed after the ratification of the international tribunal (a few) days ago.''
Eido's son, two bodyguards and six others were also killed in the explosion, security officials said. Eleven others were wounded, they said.
Investigations were still taking place at the site of the explosion on Wednesday night with many security officials and fire trucks at the scene
The explosion occurred less than two kilometres (less than a mile) from the site of a suicide truck bombing that killed former anti-Syrian Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others in February 2005.
The UN Security Council earlier this month ordered the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for Hariri's assassination, despite the opposition from Syrian-backed groups in Lebanon.
The slain lawmaker, Walid Eido, was a prominent supporter of the tribunal.
Many Lebanese have accused Syria of being behind the slayings, a claim Damascus denies.
Eido's supporters quickly blamed Syria for Wednesday's assassination.