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Pictures: France's Macron arrives in Lebanon

By AFP

Added 6th August 2020 12:42 PM

Pictures:  France's Macron arrives in Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron meeting Lebanese President Michel Aoun. AFP picture

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Lebanon for a snap visit of support following an explosion at Beirut port that killed more than 130 people and caused widespread destruction.

He was met off the plane by his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun, two days after a blast that shook a country already battling runaway inflation, mass unemployment and rising poverty.

The visuals below show what is left of the port. 

This combination of pictures created was filmed from an office building at the moment a massive explosion rocked Beirut.
Satellite image obtained courtesy of Maxar Technologies shows an overview of the port after the explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020.
An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port's grain silos and the area around it on August 5, 2020, one day after a mega-blast tore through the harbour in the heart.
A wounded boy lies on the ground amid debris as smoke billows in the background at the scene of a massive explosion that hit the port of Beirut.
A Lebanese woman walks over the rubble in her apartment in the neighbourhood of Gemmayze a day after a blast.
A view shows the damage inside an apartment in the neighbourhood of Gemmayze.
Lebanese activists take part in a campaign to clean the damaged neighbourhood of Gemmayze.
A man holds a sign reading "Solidarity with Beyrouth" and a candle on August 5, 2020, in Toulouse, during a gathering to pay tribute to the Lebanese people a day after the powerful explosion.
Lebanese come together for a vigil held at Kensington gardens in central London to honour the victims of the Beirut blast on August 5, 2020. Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP
Lebanese come together for a vigil held at Kensington gardens in central London to honour the victims of the Beirut blast on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)
Lebanese come together for a vigil held at Kensington gardens in central London to honour the victims of the Beirut blast on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
Lebanese come together for a vigil held at Kensington gardens in central London to honour the victims of the Beirut blast on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

 

Lebanese come together for a vigil held at Kensington gardens in central London to honour the victims of the Beirut blast on August 5, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
Women wearing face masks hold signs reading "History repeats itself as well as the tragedy, Toulouse 2001, Beyrouth 2020" on August 5, 2020, in Toulouse, during a gathering to pay tribute to the Lebanese people a day after the powerful explosion.

 

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