Activist Samer Makarem tells the ABC’s Andrew Geoghegan that the community has rallied together in the aftermath of Tuesday’s devastating explosion and that he believes it was the government’s inaction that led to the blast.
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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.