Beirut mourns blast victims with grief and rage, one week on

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  • A service has been held in Beirut a week to the day after a huge explosion killed nearly 200 people and injured more than 6,000 others.
    And it has emerged the president and prime minister of Lebanon were both warned as recently as last month that the ammonium nitrate stored in Beirut’s port posed a security risk.

    Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut, Lebanon.

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    In This Story: Lebanon

    Lebanon, officially known as the Lebanese Republic, is a country in the Levant region of Western Asia, and the transcontinental region of the Middle East.

    The official language, Arabic, is the most common language spoken by the citizens of Lebanon. Its capital is Beirut.

    Lebanon was a founding member of the United Nations in 1945 and is a member of the Arab League (1945), the Non-Aligned Movement (1961), Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (1969), and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (1973).

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