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41 Powerful Messages From A Selfie Protest In Lebanon

Hundreds participated in Lebanon's #notamartyr selfie protest after a teenager's photo, taken moments before he was killed in a car bomb in Beirut, went viral.

Posted on January 6, 2014, at 9:31 p.m. ET

This before-and-after photo of 16-year-old Mohammad Chaar (in the red hoodie) was widely shared after the teenager was among at least six people killed in a car bombing in Beirut on Dec. 27, 2013.

3 are fine and out of the hospital except "Mohammad Shaar" Pray for him please :(:( #Lebanon #Beirut #friends

Dana Tamim

@TamimDana

3 are fine and out of the hospital except "Mohammad Shaar"

Pray for him please :(:(

#Lebanon #Beirut #friends

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The teen's death prompted a selfie protest in Lebanon with hundreds posting simple yet powerful messages about what they wanted from their country using the hashtag #notamartyr across Facebook and Twitter.

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Post a selfie for 2014 stating a resolution regarding reclaiming Lebanon. We are victims, not martyrs. #notamartyr

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@noortannir

Post a selfie for 2014 stating a resolution regarding reclaiming Lebanon. We are victims, not martyrs. #notamartyr

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Nabil Narch

@NabilNarch

#notamartyr #SadLebanon

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McLovin

@DaveMustaln

#NotAMartyr

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Stop the hate for a better tomorrow #NotAMartyr

Mazen รขโ€บโ€ž

@MazenAAsmar

Stop the hate for a better tomorrow #NotAMartyr

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I want the right to take my mom's nationality #notamartyr https://t.co/G0i9ixS8Vu

Laura Halteh

@LauraHalteh

I want the right to take my mom's nationality #notamartyr https://t.co/G0i9ixS8Vu

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"My family is stronger than the polity, should I laugh or cry? The Mekdad dilemma. #NotAMartyr" #Liban

Rami Abou Diab

@AbouDiable

"My family is stronger than the polity, should I laugh or cry? The Mekdad dilemma. #NotAMartyr"

#Liban

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I want criminals to be held ACCOUNTABLE #notamartyr

Lea Baroudi

@leabaroudi

I want criminals to be held ACCOUNTABLE #notamartyr

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