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Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

White roses are seen on portraits of victims of last year's Beirut port blast in the Lebanese capital, as Lebanon marks on August 4, 2021 a year since a cataclysmic explosion ravaged the city. Lebanon marks today a year since the massive explosion, with a mix of grief over lost lives and rage at the impunity for its worst peacetime disaster at a time when its economy was already in tatters.

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

White roses are seen on portraits of victims of last year's Beirut port blast in the Lebanese capital, as Lebanon marks on August 4, 2021 a year since a cataclysmic explosion ravaged the city. Lebanon marks today a year since the massive explosion, with a mix of grief over lost lives and rage at the impunity for its worst peacetime disaster at a time when its economy was already in tatters.

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

A gavel monument symbolising justice is seen in front of the damaged grain silos at Beirut port on August 4, 2021, as Lebanon marks a year since a cataclysmic explosion ravaged the capital Beirut. JOSEPH EID / AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

In this file photo taken on August 17, 2020 Karlen cries during the funeral procession of her husband Charbel Karam, brother Najib Hitti, and cousin Charbel Hitti in their hometown of Qartaba, north of the Lebanese capital Beirut. AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

In this file photo taken on August 15, 2020 Lebanese psychotherapist Rony Mekattaf, 59, who suffers from peripheral vision loss after he was wounded at the Beirut port blast last August, poses for a picture during an interview at his clinic in Beirut. ANWAR AMRO / AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

Brazil's former football star Ronaldinho (C) lays a wreath of flowers in remembrance of members of the Lebanese civil defence that were killed almost a year prior during the blast that rocked the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut, at the Beirut fire brigade headquarters near the port blast site on July 29, 2021. AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

In this file photo taken on August 06, 2020 a woman sits amidst the rubble in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, two days after a massive chemical explosion at the port in Beirut. AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

One year later, no politicians held to account and the country facing soaring poverty, a plummeting currency, angry protests and shortages of basic items from medicine to fuel, many blast survivors are simmering in the lead up to the tragedy's first anniversary. IBRAHIM AMRO / AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

In this file photo taken on August 4, 2020 men gesture at the scene of an explosion at the port in Beirut. On August 4, 2021 Lebanon will mark the first anniversary of the devastating port blast that thundered through the city, levelling entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 200 people and wounding 6,500 others.

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

In this file photo taken on August 04, 2020 a helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut.

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people

One year later, no politicians held to account and the country facing soaring poverty, a plummeting currency, angry protests and shortages of basic items from medicine to fuel, many blast survivors are simmering in the lead up to the tragedy's first anniversary. AFP

Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Beirut's port blast killed over 200 people
Eritrean refugees brace for normal life in Tigray

Internally displaced children play at a camp in the town of Azezo, Ethiopia, on July 12, 2021. The camp hosts Ethiopians as well as Eritrean refugees uprooted by the ongoing war in the region of Tigray. The July 13 clashes at Mai Aini represented just the latest example of how the Tigray war has upended life for many thousands of Eritrean refugees, who for more than two decades had come to see the region as a sanctuary from their oppressive homeland. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees brace for normal life in Tigray

The July 13 clashes at Mai Aini represented just the latest example of how the Tigray war has upended life for many thousands of Eritrean refugees, who for more than two decades had come to see the region as a sanctuary from their oppressive homeland. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray

Internally displaced people move recently received mattresses from and aid organization as rain falls at a camp in the town of Azezo, Ethiopia, on July 12, 2021. The camp hosts Ethiopians as well as Eritrean refugees uprooted by the ongoing war in the region of Tigray. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray

Seble Melkamu, Eritrean refugee, is portrayed with her son as she breastfeeds him in her shelter at a camp in the town of Azezo, Ethiopia, on July 12, 2021. The camp hosts Ethiopians as well as Eritrean refugees uprooted by the ongoing war in the region of Tigray. The July 13 clashes at Mai Aini represented just the latest example of how the Tigray war has upended life for many thousands of Eritrean refugees, who for more than two decades had come to see the region as a sanctuary from their oppressive homeland. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray

The camp hosts Ethiopians as well as Eritrean refugees uprooted by the ongoing war in the region of Tigray. The July 13 clashes at Mai Aini represented just the latest example of how the Tigray war has upended life for many thousands of Eritrean refugees, who for more than two decades had come to see the region as a sanctuary from their oppressive homeland. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray

Internally displaced people protect themselves from the rain at a camp in the town of Azezo, Ethiopia, on July 12, 2021. The camp hosts Ethiopians as well as Eritrean refugees uprooted by the ongoing war in the region of Tigray. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray

An internally displaced woman sits at the entrance of a camp in the town of Azezo, Ethiopia, on July 12, 2021. The camp hosts Ethiopians as well as Eritrean refugees uprooted by the ongoing war in the region of Tigray. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray

The July 13 clashes at Mai Aini represented just the latest example of how the Tigray war has upended life for many thousands of Eritrean refugees, who for more than two decades had come to see the region as a sanctuary from their oppressive homeland. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Eritrean refugees brace for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees brace for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray
Eritrean refugees seek for normal life in Tigray
An elderly woman reacts as she sits in a queue along with others to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

An elderly woman reacts as she sits in a queue along with others to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

People wait to process a biometric registration to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

People wait to process a biometric registration to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

A woman sits as others queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

A woman sits as others queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

People sit in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

People sit in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

People stand in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

People stand in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

A family stand in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

A family stand in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

A man arrives to submit his passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

A man arrives to submit his passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

A man looks through an optical biometric reader to submit his passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

A man looks through an optical biometric reader to submit his passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

A woman wearing a burqa arrives to submit a passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.

A woman wearing a burqa arrives to submit a passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres. SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP

An elderly woman reacts as she sits in a queue along with others to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
People wait to process a biometric registration to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
A woman sits as others queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
People sit in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
People stand in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
A family stand in a queue to submit their passport applications at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
A man arrives to submit his passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
A man looks through an optical biometric reader to submit his passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
A woman wearing a burqa arrives to submit a passport application at an office in Kabul on July 25, 2021. Dozens begin lining up at the passport office in Kabul before dawn most days, and by eight in the morning the queue already stretches for a good hundred metres.
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

Firefighters try to get control of the scene as the Dixie fire burns dozens of homes in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021. The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the origin of the deadly Camp fire, has churned through more than 185,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

A firefighter sprays water on a propane tank as a home burns due to the Dixie fire in the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021. The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the origin of the deadly Camp fire, has churned through more than 185,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

A Corvette explodes as flames from the Dixie fire tears through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021. The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the origin of the deadly Camp fire, has churned through more than 185,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the origin of the deadly Camp fire, has churned through more than 185,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

A crew of firefighters walk along a road while working the scene during the Dixie fire in the Prattville community of unincorporated Plumas County on July 23, 2021. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

Residents drink and listen to country music in the street while ignoring a mandatory evacuation order as the Dixie fire approaches in Greenville, California on July 23, 2021. The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the deadly Camp fire, has churned through nearly150,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

The Dixie fire, which started only a few miles from the origin of the deadly Camp fire, has churned through more 150,000 acres and continues to burn towards rural communities. Several villages were evacuated in the face of the advancing "Dixie Fire", which is suspected to have been caused by a tree falling on power cables. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests

Several villages were evacuated in the face of the advancing "Dixie Fire", which is suspected to have been caused by a tree falling on power cables. JOSH EDELSON / AFP

Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Wildfires erupts in Northern California Forests
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka holds the Olympic Torch after lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka holds the Olympic Torch after lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Jewel SAMAD / AFP

This picture taken with a fish-eye lens shows the Olympic cauldron and flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo

This picture taken with a fish-eye lens shows the Olympic cauldron and flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo

Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Martin BUREAU / AFP

An overview shows Japan's tennis player Naomi Osaka lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo

An overview shows Japan's tennis player Naomi Osaka lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Antonin THUILLIER / AFP

A volunteer reacts during a fireworks display at the end of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo

A volunteer reacts during a fireworks display at the end of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa performs during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo

Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa performs during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. HANNAH MCKAY / POOL / AFP

The Olympic flag is carried during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium

The Olympic flag is carried during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Jewel SAMAD / AFP

An overview shows the Olympic (L) and Japan's national flag fluttering with empty stands seen in the background during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo

An overview shows the Olympic (L) and Japan's national flag fluttering with empty stands seen in the background during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Antonin THUILLIER / AFP

A Japanese supporter looks on as fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,

A Japanese supporter looks on as fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Philip FONG / AFP

Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium after the lighting of the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium after the lighting of the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Jewel SAMAD / AFP

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka holds the Olympic Torch after lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo
This picture taken with a fish-eye lens shows the Olympic cauldron and flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo
Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo
An overview shows Japan's tennis player Naomi Osaka lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo
A volunteer reacts during a fireworks display at the end of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo
Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa performs during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo
The Olympic flag is carried during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium
An overview shows the Olympic (L) and Japan's national flag fluttering with empty stands seen in the background during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo
A Japanese supporter looks on as fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,
Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium after the lighting of the Olympic Flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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