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Dramatic Photos Show The Devastating Aftermath Of The Beirut Explosion

The blast at Beirut's port on Aug. 4 left dozens dead and thousands of people injured and homeless.

Posted on August 5, 2020, at 10:02 a.m. ET


A helicopter douses flames and smoke next to a grain silo
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Lebanese army soldiers stand, while in the background a helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

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Men walk around twisted metal and debris at the scene of an explosion near Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

Black smoke rises into the air behind a destroyed grain silo, where a crowd of men in masks stand in shock following an explosion
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Men stand in front of a destroyed silo at the scene of an explosion at Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

A shirtless man puts his hands on his head amid a field of debris
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A man reacts at the scene of an explosion at Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

A man with a bandage on his head and blood running down the left side of his face points away while standing in front of debris
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An injured man walks at the explosion scene that hit the seaport of Beirut, Aug. 4.

Two women and a man run down a street covered with debris.
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People run in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Aug. 4.

A man carries an injured girl on the back of a motorcycle, as another man tries to help
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A motorcycle evacuates injured people after a massive explosion in Beirut, Aug. 4.

A group of people wheel an injured woman, bleeding from her eye, in an office chair down the street
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Wounded people are pictured outside a hospital following an explosion in Beirut, Aug. 4.

A woman in a red shirt covers her eye, her face, shirt, and arm covered in blood as she walks down the street
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A wounded woman covers her eye following an explosion at Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

A man in a striped shirt and a mask carries a person with a leg injury down a crowded street with the help of a Lebanese soldier in uniform
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A Lebanese army soldier and a man carry away an injured man at a hospital in the aftermath of an explosion at Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

A woman holds her children, who have blood on them, while waiting outside the hospital
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Wounded people wait to received help outside a hospital following an explosion in Beirut, Aug. 4.


An injured woman lies on the ground and a man with a leg injury sits behind her outside the hospital while a doctor talks to them
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Wounded people receive help at the parking lot of Al Roum Hospital, following a massive explosion in Beirut's port.

Three doctors in white coats stand over an injured man lying on the ground
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A wounded man waits to receive help outside a hospital following an explosion in Beirut, Aug. 4.


Soldiers block the doors to the hospital as a crowd forms
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People gather outside the American University of Beirut medical center following an explosion in Beirut, Aug. 5.

An injured man sits outside under red and white lights at night while a rescue worker examines his bandaged head
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A rescue worker tends to an injured man following an explosion at Beirut's port, Aug. 4.

A woman sits on a chair at night on a street covered in glass and debris
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A woman clad in mask due to the coronavirus pandemic sits amid rubble in the Gemmayzeh area in the center of Beirut, following a massive explosion at the nearby port, Aug. 4.

Cars are buried in rubble and buildings destroyed on a street at night
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A general view of destruction in the Gemmayzeh area in the center of Beirut, following a massive explosion at the nearby port.

Two soldiers search in a destroyed house for survivors with a flashlight at night
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Lebanese soldiers search for survivors after a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 5.

Three men in fatigues and T-shirts dig through a massive pile of rubble
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Lebanese soldiers search for survivors after a massive explosion in Beirut, Aug. 5.

A young man walks an old woman down a destroyed street
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A woman is evacuated from the partially destroyed Beirut neighborhood of Mar Mikhael in the aftermath of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital, Aug. 5.

A man with a bandaged head sits in the middle of a destroyed street
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An injured man sits next to a restaurant in the trendy Beirut neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, which was partially destroyed in the aftermath of a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital, Aug. 5.

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A woman wearing a face mask pushes a wheelchair at a damaged hospital following the blast in Beirut, Aug. 5.

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A man in a mask stands before smoldering buildings in Beirut's port, which was destroyed by an explosion a day earlier, Aug. 5.

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A destroyed street in downtown Beirut following an explosion, Aug. 5.

An office with broken glass and debris everywhere
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A view of the damage in Beirut, Aug. 5.

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Men clean up broken glass inside the damaged Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque after a fire at a warehouse with explosives at Beirut's port led to massive blasts, Aug. 5.

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The damaged grain silo and a burnt boat at Beirut's harbor, 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, Aug. 5.

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An aerial view shows the massive damage done to Beirut port's grain silos and the area around it one day after a mega-blast tore through the harbor, killing more than 100 people and injuring thousands, Aug. 5.






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