On the evening of August 4, Hanine Abdel Rahman was enjoying a coffee in a cafe in Beirut’s Gemmayze neighborhood, when a deafening explosion ripped through the building, instantly shattering windows and sending metal beams crashing to the floor.
The wife of Rami Kaaki, one of ten firefighters who were killed during the last week's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, mourns during her husband's funeral at the firefighter headquarters, in Beirut on Aug. 11, 2020. (AP)
An aerial view taken on August 9, 2020, shows a general view of the port of Beirut. (Reuters)
Lebanese children clean debris in Beirut’s Gemmayzeh neighborhood on August 8, 2020, four days after the explosion. (AFP)
Firefighters carry the coffin of their comrade Rami Kaaki, one of ten firefighters who were killed during the explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut. (AP)
Justice essential to recovery
An anti-government protester, reacts in front of Lebanese soldiers during a protest against the political elites and the government, in Beirut on Aug. 8, 2020. (AP)