7. Sign for Lebanese Stock Exchange, which was closed
8. Wide of closed airline offices
9. Wide of quiet street
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamel Wazny, Economist:
"The assassination obviously left a negative impact on Lebanese politics and in return will have definitely an impact on the economic condition of Lebanon. Of course Lebanon coming out of a difficult war and we have a lot of heavy burden of debts when we are going towards Paris 3 to get funding and I think this will have an impact on the funding of the Lebanese government."
11. Various of a demonstration in Martyrs' square
12. Demonstrator holding a Phalange Party flag
13. Various of a demonstrators lighting a candles
14. Poster of the late Pierre Gemayel
15. Banner reading (English) "We are hostages of Iran, Syria and Israel"
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Nader El Naqib, demonstrator:
"We are here today to assert that we are going to continue till the end by having an international court."
Business leaders hit Lebanon with a strike on Friday to demand that leaders find a resolution to the country's political crisis, fearing that it could spiral into violence after the slaying of a Christian leader.
With tension running high a day after a massive demonstration outside the funeral of Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel, factories, banks and financial
institutions closed on orders from business community leaders.
Though many small shops remained open Friday, many schools kept their doors closed and traffic was thinner than normal on Beirut's usually bustling streets.
The two-day strike "was to raise the voice against this crime," a statement from the business leaders said.
It called on government and its opponents to break the political deadlock and urged the Cabinet and Parliament to "take national decisions ... engage in dialogue and stop making threats of street protests."
The strike reflected fears that Lebanon's political crisis could throw the country into turmoil.
"The assassination obviously left negative impact on Lebanese politics and in return will have definitely on the economic condition of Lebanon," said one economist AP Television spoke to.
Lebanon is sharply divided between anti-Syrian Christians and Sunni Muslims, who dominate the parliament and government, and pro-Syrian Shiite Muslims, who are led by the powerful Hezbollah guerrilla group and are demanding more power.
On Thursday, an estimated 800-thousand people, flooded into downtown Beirut for Gemayel's funeral and vented their anger against Syria, which many blame in the assassination.
They vowed their support for the US-backed government and vowed to oust Lebanon's pro-Syrian president, Emile Lahoud.
But Hezbollah and its allies have threatened their own campaign of street protests to bring down the government of Prime Minister Fuad Saniora unless it is changed to give them more power.
Further stoking the tension was Saniora's call for a Cabinet session on Saturday to approve a protocol sent by the United Nations to set up an
international tribunal to try suspects in the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri; a highly divisive issue because Syrian officials have been implicated in the murder.
"We are here today to assert that we are going to continue till the end by having an international court," said one demonstrator AP Television spoke to at a demonstration in martyr square on Friday.
Damascus has denied it had anything to do with the murder.