Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) The coastal highway that connects Lebanon's northern-most tip to the country's south is peppered with gaping potholes .
The stench of landfill hangs in the air as emaciated men rummage through dumpsters, their faces smudged with dirt.
The irony is not lost on anyone in a country where negligence by the political elite nearly destroyed the capital in the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history.
On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote for a new parliament for the first time since an October 2019 uprising demanded the fall of a century-old political order.
The path to political change has been rife with challenges , and whether this year's election will deliver a new political makeup is far from certain.
Whether that translates into a political shift is another question -- one which the election results could help clarify.
Israeli police use batons to beat people carrying Al Jazeera journalist's coffinIsraeli police used batons to beat crowds carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh within the yard of the St. Joseph hospital in Jerusalem on Friday.
Why it matters: One incident, according to the Washington Post source, took place "on a street roughly 150 meters (about 490 feet) from the spot where Abu Akleh was killed."
Military investigators are trying to determine where Abu Akleh was during that exchange, according to the source.
What to watchThe legacy that slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh leaves behind is "resoundingly clear," said CNN's Eleni Giokos.
Watch CNN's special tribute to the late Al Jazeera journalist here:A tribute to trailblazing journalist Shireen Abu Akleh who was tragically shot dead whilst reporting in the West Bank.
Shahoud fled Syria in 2013 and settled in Turkey, where he now lives, according to Abu Dhabi's The National newspaper.
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