The Cypriot government has granted right of passage to refugees from war-torn Lebanon with visas to other countries.
GV PAN Refugees from Lebanon, on deck of ship 'Argens', flying French flag arriving at Lanarca harbour in Cyprus. (3 SHOTS)
GV Helpers assisting refugees unload their luggage.
GV Refugees walking down gangway on to dock side. (3 SHOTS)
SV Military police helping mothers with young children.
GV Refugees sorting through their luggage.
GV Children walking down gangway.
SV Military police helping refugees with luggage. (2 SHOTS)
GV Lanarca International Airport, Cuprus.
GV Refugees walking across tarmac and boarding an Air France plane. (5 SHOTS)
GV French flag draped over coffin of French journalist Jean Lugot, who died in Beirut. Officials and civilians standing beside coffin. (2 SHOTS)
GV Luggage being driven to plane.
GV Plane taking off. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: The Cypriot government has granted right of passage to refugees from war-torn Lebanon with visas to other countries. On June 20, the French ship Argens sailed into Lanarca harbour with several hundred refugees on board. The evacuees were then ferried to Lanarca International Airport to be flown out of Cyprus on board an Air France plane. The body of a French cameraman killed in Beirut on June 4 was being repatriated on the same flight. Jean Lugot worked for the French television network TF1. He died during an Israeli air raid on a sports centre in South Beirut. He had already reported on Lebanese events in 1978-79. About 1,000 other foreign nationals, 600 of them French, were evacuated earlier from Lebanon to France via Cyprus. They reached the French port of Toulon on June 18.