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Lebanon government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

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    Published: 2020-08-11 20:15:13 BdST

Lebanon government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

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Smoke rises after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020. Karim Sokhn\/Instagram\/Ksokhn + Thebikekitchenbeirut\/via... August 06, 2020 12:35pm EDT

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A shockwave is seen during an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020. Karim Sokhn\/Instagram\/Ksokhn +... August 04, 2020 11:16pm EDT

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A general view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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A general view shows the aftermath at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

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A general view shows the damage at the site of Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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A general view shows damages following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Debris are seen in the port area after a blast in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Demonstrators take part in a protest, following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

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A demonstrator waves the Lebanese flag in front of riot police during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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A demonstrator steps on a picture of Lebanese President Michel Aoun, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a protest following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Ellen Francis

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A demonstrator gestures with his middle fingers as a truck is seen on fire during a protest following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 8, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Demonstrators take part in a protest following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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Demonstrators hurl stones during a protest, following Tuesday's blast, in Beirut, Lebanon August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Issam Abdallah

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Demonstrators run away from a tear gas canister during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Demonstrators take part in anti-government protests that have been ignited by a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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Fireworks are set off in front of police officers during anti-government protests in Beirut, August 10. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab speaks at the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon, on 10 August 2020, in this video still