Beirut explosion: scores dead and thousands hurt as blast rips through city
Beirut explosion: Massive blast devastates city's port area
Blast of highly explosive material kills dozens, injures thousands in Beirut, Lebanon
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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. On a peninsula at the midpoint of Lebanon's Mediterranean coast, Beirut is an important regional seaport.