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The price of bread in Lebanon has increased for the first time in 10 years, as the collapsing local currency causes food prices to soar.
The lira has lost more than 80 percent of its value on the black market in the last eight months.
The drop in value is part of a wider economic crisis in the import-dependent country.
Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Beirut.
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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.