"There can be no stability and no freedom while the symbol of subservience to the Syrian regime remains in Baabda (Lebanon's presidential palace). We say to him (Lebanese President Emile Lahoud): the terrorist Bashar installed you and the valiant Lebanese people will remove you."
8. Pan of crowd
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Ghazi Aridi, Lebanese Information Minister:
"It (There) will be the international tribunal and the truth will be very clear for all the Lebanese people and the international community."
10. Mid shot of soldiers
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12. Various of soldiers at rally
13. Pan from ceiling to congregation inside Notre Dame of Lebanon church
14. Mid shot of Chirac
15. Chirac, his wife and Nazeh Hariri standing together
Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese paid tribute to Rafik Hariri on the first anniversary of their former premier's assassination on Tuesday.
Waving flags and shouting anti-Syrian slogans they put on a show of strength aimed at reviving the "people power" spirit that helped break Damascus' domination of its politics and pressed Syria to withdraw its troops.
Anti-Syrian groups - buoyed by a turnout that police put at about 800,000 and organizers said was more than a (m) million - stepped up demands for the resignation of Lebanon's pro-Syrian president.
But it remained unclear if they will be able to consolidate control of the government.
So far, the anti-Syrian politicians who are a majority in government and Parliament have been unable to force out President Emile Lahoud or catch culprits in Hariri's killing or a series of bombings that have killed 11 people, including three prominent anti-Syrian figures.
But the demonstration certainly boosted the sagging morale of anti-Syrian groups, buffeted by the killings and bombings and Syria's verbal attacks.
The crowds fell into silence at 12:55 p.m. (1055GMT) - the time when a huge truck bomb exploded on a downtown street as Hariri's motorcade drove by a year ago, killing him and 20 others.
Then the crowd roared with shouts of "Syria out."
Saad Hariri, who heads the largest parliamentary bloc, returned to Beirut on Sunday - after months of self-exile in Saudi Arabia and France for fear of assassination - to rally the divided anti-Syrian groups for the demonstration.
He prayed at his father's grave before addressing the crowds. "They (the Syrians) left for us in Baabda, a deposit of the tutelage regime," he told them, referring to the Baabda presidential palace.
"There can be no stability and no freedom while the symbol of subservience to the Syrian regime remains in Baabda," Walid Jumblatt, a major anti-Syrian Druse politician said, echoing Hariri.
Neither Lahoud nor Syria had any immediate reaction. Syria has denied any role in Hariri's killing or the subsequent bombings and has stalled on cooperation in the United Nations probe into the former prime minister's death.
"The truth will be very clear for all the Lebanese people and the international community," information minister
Ghazi Aridi said of the UN investigation.
Before its troop pullout, Syria had dominated Lebanon with its army and security services for nearly three decades, first entering in 1976 to quell a fratricidal civil war that did not end until 1990.
Rafik Hariri's widow Nazeh, meanwhile, attended a memorial mass in Paris to mark the anniversary.
French president Jacques Chirac and his wife Bernadette also attended.