Deeply Wounded City A Portrait of Beirut After the Explosion

Following the devastating explosion in the port, anger with the political elite is growing in Beirut. People there are trying to pick up the pieces, but many of them have nothing left to lose.
By Christoph Reuter, Thore Schröder und Lorenzo Tugnoli (Photos)
View of Beirut from a destroyed apartment: "This cursed state does nothing to help the people, nothing."

View of Beirut from a destroyed apartment: "This cursed state does nothing to help the people, nothing."

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Lorenzo Tugnoli / DER SPIEGEL

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Passersby near the epicenter in the port: "It makes no sense anymore.”

Passersby near the epicenter in the port: "It makes no sense anymore.”

Foto: Lorenzo Tugnoli / DER SPIEGEL
Ceremony for the victims

Ceremony for the victims

Foto: Lorenzo Tugnoli / DER SPIEGEL
Street scene: Chance decided between life and death.

Street scene: Chance decided between life and death.

Foto: Lorenzo Tugnoli / DER SPIEGEL
Soldiers before wreckage of a ship

Soldiers before wreckage of a ship

Foto: Lorenzo Tugnoli / DER SPIEGEL
Memorial service in city center: "We failed.”

Memorial service in city center: "We failed.”

Foto: Lorenzo Tugnoli / DER SPIEGEL
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