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Rescue workers still struggling to treat thousands of people wounded in an enormous explosion that rocked Beirut turned their attention on Wednesday morning to the desperate search for survivors. The blast, so powerful it could be felt more than 150 miles away in Cyprus, leveled whole sections of the city near the port of Beirut, leaving nothing but twisted metal and debris for blocks in Beirut’s downtown business district.

A survivor is taken out of the rubble after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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The damaged grain silo and a burnt boat at Beirut's harbour, one day after a powerful twin explosion tore through Lebanon's capital, resulting from the ignition of a huge depot of ammonium nitrate at the city's main port.

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Destruction inside a church in the aftermath of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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A man rides his motorbike past damaged cars and shops in Beirut.

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A survivor is taken out of the rubble after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

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An army helicopter drops water at the scene of Tuesday's massive explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.

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A woman sits in front of a building, damaged by an explosion a day earlier in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese flags fly in front of the damaged building of the state-owned electricity company near the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon.

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People remove debris from a damaged mosque a day after an explosion hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.

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People check the damage in central Beirut, one day after a powerful twin explosion tore through Lebanon's capital.

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A woman looks down from a balcony, damaged by an explosion a day earlier in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Lebanese women wearing protective masks and gloves against the coronavirus pandemic, stand amid the rubble in Beirut's Gimmayzeh commercial district which was heavily damaged by the previous day's powerful explosion.

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A man removes broken glass scattered on the carpet of a mosque damaged in Tuesday's blast in Beirut, Lebanon.

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A man walks through debris on a residential street, devastated by an explosion a day earlier in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Smoke rises above wreckage in the city's port, devastated by an explosion a day earlier in Beirut, Lebanon.

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A woman looks out of the collapsed facade of an apartment, damaged by an explosion a day earlier in Beirut, Lebanon.

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A drone picture shows the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.

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A picture shows the damages at the Electricity of Lebanon building in the aftermath of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

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Combination of pictures created on August 05, 2020 from UGC footage filmed from an office building at the moment a massive explosion rocked Beirut the previous day.

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