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Beirut: Capital and chief port of Lebanon
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world. Located on a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is an important regional seaport.

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Lebanese photographer focuses lens on coronavirus litter [Video]

Lebanese photographer focuses lens on coronavirus litter

A Lebanese artist hopes to raise awareness and help prevent improper disposal of personal protective gear in Beirut as the country battles the coronavirus outbreak.

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Lebanon cities erupt against collapse in currency [Video]

Lebanon cities erupt against collapse in currency

Protests against growing economic hardship erupted in Tripoli and spread to other Lebanese cities on Tuesday, with banks set ablaze and violence boiling over into a second night. One demonstrator was..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

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