A Lebanese worker loads ballot boxes in a truck in Beirut.
A Lebanese worker loads ballot boxes in a truck in Beirut June 1, 2005. Anti-Syrian opposition groups said on Wednesday they would compete against each other in a key stage of Lebanon's general elections this month, drawing a sharp rebuttal from the influential Maronite Christian bishops. Voters go to the polls in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim south on Sunday but with a pro-Syrian ticket apparently assured of victory, focus has shifted to the central Mount Lebanon polls due on June 12 in the staggered elections. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi JS/dh