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At Beirut marathon, Lebanese call for PM to return

AP , Sunday 12 Nov 2017
Runners compete in the 42-km (26 mile) Beirut Marathon in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. Absent from the marathon this year is the outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a regular participant, who resigned from his post unexpectedly last week while in Saudi Arabia. The country's President Michel Aoun urged runners to call on Hariri to return home. (Photo: AP)
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Runners taking part in Lebanon's annual marathon are urging Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return home after he resigned during a visit to Saudi Arabia.

Spectators along the 26.2 mile (42.2 kilometer) course held signs reading "Running for you" and "Waiting for you," addressed to the prime minister, who participated in past races. Lebanese President Michel Aoun had encouraged runners to call on Hariri to return.

Hariri, a close Saudi ally, unexpectedly announced his resignation a week ago in a pre-recorded message broadcast on Saudi TV.

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