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Lebanese special forces march past a giant national flag during a... News PhotoBeirut,Independence Day - Holiday,Lebanon - Country,Military,Military Parade,National Flag,Parade,Politics,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPLebanese special forces march past a giant national flag during a military parade marking Lebanon's 69th Independence Day in central Beirut on November 22, 2012. Lebanon, a former French mandate, won its independence on November 22, 1943, ending a two-decade rule by France. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMRO (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)