An elderly Lebanese woman gestures with her cane to a photographer as she crosses the street in front of Lebanese army armored personnel carriers in the Sunni neighborhood of Bab Tabbaneh, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Wednesday April, 2, 2014.

In a rare day of exuberant emotion, weary residents of two warring neighborhoods greeted each other with tears and cheers as hundreds of Lebanese soldiers deployed for the first time in years throughout the area, quelling violence between them that has killed at least 200 people in three years.

The Lebanese army deployment in the northern city of Tripoli is the most determined plan yet by the government to bring peace to an area that was teetering into the neighboring Syrian civil war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)