The Port of Beirut – the site of the disastrous explosions that shattered Beirut on Tuesday – came to prominence as a Mediterranean trading hub facilitating commercial activity for Lebanon.
Partial view of St. George’s Bay, in the port of Beirut, with a modern new building dominating in the background in Beirut, Italy on May 23, 1958. (AP)
People are pictured through the retractable ceiling of the B 018 nightclub in the Lebanese capital, Beirut in the Qarantina district on September 14, 2018, as they dance during the closing party of the famous club ahead of scheduled renovations. (AFP)
Sidon, Beirut, Tripoli ports
This Tuesday, May 5, 2020 photo, shows a partial view of the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (AP)