Editor's Picks 15 September 2012

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14 Sep 2012 23:00

Warm Welcome For Pope Benedict XVI In Lebanon

US Embassy In Tunis On Fire; One Killed During Protest In Tripoli, Lebanon

Security Clears Areas Around US Embassy & Tahrir Square, Makes Arrests

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Pope Benedict Cheered by Thousands up...
Baabda Presidential Palace, Lebanon
By U.S. Editor
15 Sep 2012

Thousands of Lebanese greeted Pope Benedict XVI as he headed on his Popemobile to the Baabda Presidential Palace where he met with the country's top political and Muslim religious leaders on Saturday, September 15.
Crowds of people were waving both the Vatican and Lebanese flags and cheering as he passed with confetti swirling in the air.
In the Beirut suburb of Baabda where there was a festive atmosphere on the streets, the Pope first met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and his wife.
The Pope also met with Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Najib Miqati.

Pope Benedict calls on Lebanon to be a model of peace and religious freedom in the tumultuous Middle East.
During a speech, the Pope expressed sympathy with youth in Syria. The pope said he admired their courage, adding this is a time for Christians and Muslims to come together "so as to put an end to violence and war."
He also called for interfaith unity in order to end violence in the Middle East.
The visit of the Pope to Lebanon is aimed at bridging the gap between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.
The pontiff, who arrived on Friday for a three-day visit, praised Lebanon as an example of “coexistence and respectful dialogue between Christians and their brethren of other religions” when he arrived at the airport.
Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah also welcomed the Pontiff's arrival in Lebanon, describing the event as "historic and extraordinary.”

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Publishing Time: September 15, 2012
Length: 0:02:13
Video Size: 109 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of thousands of Lebanese lined the road as Pope Benedict XVI headed on his Popemobile to Baabda palace where he met with the country's top political and Muslim religious leaders
2. Various shots of the crowds waving with both the Vatican and the Lebanese flags as he passed
3. Pan left shot of the Pope arriving at the Presidential Palace where he met by cheering of the crowds of people
4. Medium shot of the pope arriving at the Palace and a man greeting the Pope upon his arrival
5. Various shots of the ceremony
6. Various shots of the Pope during the ceremony
7. Wide shot of thousands of Lebanese gathering at the ceremony, greeting the arrival of the Pope
8. Close up shot of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman
9. Wide shot of crowds of people during the ceremony

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Egypt Security Forces Clear Tahrir Sq...
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
15 Sep 2012

On Saturday, September 15, Egypt’s security forces cleared out protesters who have been clashing with security forces for the past four days near the US Embassy. The protests were sparked by anti-Islam movie that insults the Prophet Mohamed.

Security forces cleared the streets leading to the US Embassy in Cairo and Tahrir Square, beating and arresting protesters.

Egypt’s Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din said as he inspected the area that, “our presence here is to clear the square of people who are breaking the law" "We must preserve the square as a symbol of the revolution. That is the aim of our operation.

People see that it is the right decision made by the police to clear the square and the area around the embassy, as those who clashed with the security forces appeared to be thugs.

The scene on the streets surrounding the clashes is full of debris, broken sidewalks and rubbish.

Clashes erupted again on Friday night with security forces, leaving one killed and tens injured.

Ismail Rashad, 35, was killed by shotgun fire during clashes with security forces near the US Embassy.

According to a statement released by the interior ministry, Rashad was accused in 16 prior cases and was given a year's prison sentence.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on Egypt's government on Friday to ensure the embassy's safety.

Clashes were initially started late on Wednesday between security forces and protestors outside the US Embassy, leaving around 250 wounded.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: September 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: September 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:43
Video Size: 84.9 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1- Pan right shot of traffic movement at Tahrir square
2- Tilt down shot of policemen spreading at the square
3- Various shots of Egyptian Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din and other security officials touring the area around the US embassy and the square after forces clearing the area from protestors
4- Pan right shot of massive number of central security forces spreading at the area around the embassy and the square
5- Pan right shot of a police vehicle touring the area around the embassy
6- Various shots of police men spreading at the square
7- Various shots of the security forces clearing the square from protestors by force
8- Various shots of security forces arresting protestors
9- Wide shot of massive fire rising out after protestors throwing security forces with Molotov Cocktails then security responded and dispersed them with force
10- Pan right shot of a car dragging a damaged car after forces cleared the area from protestors
11- Various shots of security forces clearing the area of the square and arresting protestors