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The faces of Hezbollah on the walls of Beirut. Hezbollah along with Amal is one of two major political parties in Lebanon that represent Shiite Muslims.bUnlike Amal, whose support is predominantly in the south of the country, Hezbollah maintains broad-based support in all three areas of Lebanon with a majority Shia Muslim population: in the south, in Beirut and its surrounding area, and in the northern Beqaa valley and Hirmil region. Hezbollah appeared to me as a “state within the state” for all the intents and purposes (Credits: Luca Sciortino)