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Syrians who live in Lebanon gather in front of the Syrian embassy to vote in the presidential election in Yarze, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Thousands of supporters of Bashar Assad flocked to their embassy in Lebanon on Wednesday as expat voting started ahead of Syria's June 3 presidential election - a vote highly contentious amid the civil war but one that is widely expected to give the Syrian president a third seven-year term in office. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians living in Lebanon have lined up outside their embassy near Beirut to vote ahead of their country's June 3 presidential election as expat balloting was extended for another day.

President Bashar Assad is widely expected to get a third seven-year term in the vote that has been criticized by the West and Syria's opposition.

Expat voting in Lebanon was extended through Thursday after Syrian voters clashed with Lebanese troops outside the embassy the day before.

The situation around the hilltop embassy in the town of Yarze, southeast of the Lebanese capital, appeared more orderly on Thursday.

Lebanese troops patrolled the area as hundreds of people — some waving Syrian flags and holding Assad's photos — patiently waited in two lines to go into the embassy to vote.