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Video shows ‘rivers of rubbish’ in Lebanon

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Heavy rain in Lebanon caused on Sunday rivers of rubbish as the small country’s waste crisis continues.

Earlier this year, the Lebanese government failed to deal with a breakdown in rubbish disposal after it did not extend the contract of the private company in charge of rubbish collection, just as Lebanon's main landfill went beyond its capacity and could no longer process more waste.

The waste crisis over the summer triggered wide public protests with some Lebanese demonstrators calling for the resignation of the government.