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In photographs: Beirut residents show inside their destroyed homes

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A woman sits among the rubble in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the city
A woman sits among the rubble in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the city   -   Copyright  AFP
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Hundreds of thousands in Beirut became homeless in seconds when a massive explosion rocked the capital of Lebanon on Tuesday, taking at least 154 lives and injuring 5,000.

The explosion wave went through Beirut historic quarters, located closer to the port, causing destruction as far as the outskirts of the city.

Some Beirut residents have shown journalists the interiors of their severely damaged homes and offices.

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A woman stands among the rubble in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 7, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the cityMARWAN TAHTAH/AFP or licensors
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A damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the city.AFP
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Nicole, a Lebanese woman, stands in her damaged house in the neighbourhood Gemmayze in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the cityAnwar Amro/AFP
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A woman stands among the rubble in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the cityAFP
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A woman sits next to a statue of the Virgin Mary in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, two days after a massive explosion shook the cityAFP
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Dietitian Lama Mattar sits in her damaged bedroom in the neighbourhood of Mar Mikhael in Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the cityPatrick Baz/AFP
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Naji Ghouma stands in the rubble of his damaged house in the neighbourhood Gemmayze, Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the Lebanese capitalAnwar Amro/AFP
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A woman sits among the rubble in her damaged house in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 6, 2020, after a massive explosion shook the cityAFP
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A man stands in what remains of his office in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 7, 2020Marwan Tahtah/AFP
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Two men gaze at the devastated Beirut port from a damaged building in the nearby neighbourhood of Mar Mikaehl on August 6, 2020Patrick Baz/AFP