The French President was surrounded by security guards as he visited the devastated city.
The country is reeling from a massive explosion in its capital’s port.
It damaged more than half the city and left countless families homeless, and comes at a time of economic and political trauma.
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In This Story: Beirut
Beirut is the capital and largest city of Lebanon. No recent population census has been conducted, but 2007 estimates ranged from slightly more than 1 million to 2.2 million as part of Greater Beirut, which makes it the third-largest city in the Levant region and the fifteenth-largest in the Arab world.