2. Lebanese army military vehicle in Beirut street
3. Lebanese army soldier
4. Newspaper stand
5. Man reading newspaper
6. Close-up newspaper headline: "Government approve international tribunal''
7. Various of newspaper stand
8. People walking in street
9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Voxpop (no name given):
"No, I am not for an international tribunal because it is coming from an unconstitutional government that is not representing all sects. If it was representing all Lebanese than maybe I will agree to tribunal.''
10. Women sitting on seaside
11. SOUNDBITE (Arabic): Voxpop (no name given):
"I am for an international tribunal to find out who assassinated former prime minister Rafik Hariri and all who have been assassinated and for justice to arrive.''
12. Lebanese Health Minister Mohamed Gawad Khalifa (just resigned) coming down stairs
"It went like a provocative issue, provocative thing and specially at a time when the President and the speaker - two main pillars in the country - again in addition to the Prime Minister, definitely without doubt saying that what is coming from this government is unconstitutional.''
14. Exterior of church in Beirut
15. Various of service in Beirut church
16. Various of people paying condolences to the Gemayal family
Lebanon's US-backed government Saturday approved an international tribunal for suspects in the 2005 assassination of former prime minister Rafik Hariri, despite warnings of mass protests by its opponent Hezbollah.
Last-ditch attempts to reach a compromise between the government and the pro-Syrian camp, led by Hezbollah, failed as the Cabinet moved forward with its meeting on the UN-created court.
US-backed Prime Minister Fuad Saniora had offered to put off the contentious Cabinet vote for several days if six pro-Hezbollah ministers who quit the government earlier this month returned.
Hezbollah demands that the government be changed to give it and its allies more power, or else it will launch mass protests to topple Saniora.
People on the streets of Beirut were divided in their opinion following the announcement.
One person said "No, I am not for an international tribunal because it is coming from an unconstitutional government that is not representing all sects. If it was representing all Lebanese than maybe I will agree to tribunal.''
Another's view was that "I am for an international tribunal to find out who assassinated former prime minister Rafik Hariri and all who have been assassinated and for justice to arrive.''
Hezbollah and Lebanon's pro-Syrian president, Emile Lahoud, denounced the Cabinet's approval of the tribunal.
Lahoud called the approval "null and void," according to a statement from his office.
But former Lebanese Health Minister Mohamed Gawad Khalifa - who has only recently resigned from his post - said he thought the issue was a controversial one.
People continued to pay their condolences to the family of slain Lebanese Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel in the town of Bekfaya.
Gemayel's assassination on Tuesday was the most recent in a string of attacks that have killed five other prominent anti-Syrian figures.