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French National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (L) shakes hands with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east Beirut, Lebanon on Feb. 20, 2017. Le Pen has arrived in Beirut to meet with the Lebanese head of state and leading Christian figures. The National Front leader is hoping to burnish her credentials as a defender of Christians in the Middle East, ahead of France's April 23 presidential elections. (Dalati Nohra via AP)
French National Front leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (L) shakes hands with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east Beirut, Lebanon on Feb. 20, 2017. Le Pen has arrived in Beirut to meet with the Lebanese head of state and leading Christian figures. The National Front leader is hoping to burnish her credentials as a defender of Christians in the Middle East, ahead of France's April 23 presidential elections. (Dalati Nohra via AP)

BEIRUT—French National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on...




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