FILE - In this July 7, 2011 file photo, a Lebanese policeman, stands guard at the entrance of the parliament building where lawmakers meet to vote for the government confidence, in down

 

              FILE - In this July 7, 2011 file photo, a Lebanese policeman, stands guard at the entrance of the parliament building where lawmakers meet to vote for the government confidence, in down
FILE - In this July 7, 2011 file photo, a Lebanese policeman, stands guard at the entrance of the parliament building where lawmakers meet to vote for the government confidence, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon's parliament moved to extend its term Wednesday, skipping scheduled elections because of deteriorating security in the country linked to the raging civil war next door in Syria. The decision is a blow to Lebanon's tradition of free elections in the midst of an Arab world ruled by autocratic governments, but may help diffuse tensions at a critical time for the fragile and deeply divided country. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)