A view of #Beirut port after last week’s catastrophic #blast that ripped through the Lebanese capital and caused extensive damage. Search and rescue operations have intensified as foreign emergency teams arrive to mount coordinated rescues and humanitarian aid.
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.