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PHOTOS: Day Two — Beirut Rises from the Ashes with Populist Anger at Ruling Elites

Beirut has endured many horrors in its 5,000-year history, but nothing like the massive explosion that ripped through the ancient Mediterranean port city on Tuesday, leaving thousands of casualties, 300,000 homeless, and over $10 billion in damage in its wake. Now the indomitable Lebanese are digging themselves out from the rumble and demanding answers from their political elites.

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Iran and Hezbollah Offer Aid to Beirut

The government of Iran and leaders of Hezbollah, Iran’s terrorist proxy group in Lebanon, offered assistance to the city of Beirut after a massive explosion on Tuesday caused enormous damage and casualties.

Iranian Red Crescent workers load a plane with aid to the Lebanese people on the tarmac of Mehrabad airport in the capital Tehran, on August 5, 2020. - The death toll from a huge blast at Lebanon's Beirut port has risen to at least 113, as at least 4,000 people …