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Beirut Explosion Looks Like An Accident — And A Sign Of The Country's Collapse

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/08/07/ap_20220401814146_wide-8b13756b7edd2e9b6738e4abac0bc59e26520605.jpg?s=600’ alt=’A man sits amid debris inside his home damaged by Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut.’/>

Tuesday’s blast came against a backdrop of ongoing, unaddressed government dysfunction. Some of the country’s chronic problems may help explain how 2,750 tons of explosives were neglected at the port.

(Image credit: Hassan Ammar/AP)

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