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French President Emmanuel Macron visits the Gemayzeh neighborhood, which suffered extensive damage from an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, wears a mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as he visits the Gemayzeh neighborhood, which suffered extensive damage from an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron, holds hand with a woman as he visits the Gemayzeh neighborhood, which suffered extensive damage from an explosion on Tuesday that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he visits a devastated street of Beirut, Lebanon August 6, 2020. (Reuters)
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French President Emmanuel Macron waves as he visits a devastated street of Beirut. (Reuters)
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French President Emmanuel Macron hugs a resident as he visits a devastated street of Beirut, Lebanon, on August 6, 2020 after the massive explosion ripped through the city. (AFP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron (C), surrounded by Lebanese servicemen, visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, on August 6, 2020 two days after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital. (AFP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon August 6, 2020. (Reuters)
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French President Emmanuel Macron visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut. (Reuters)
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French President Emmanuel Macron (L) walks with Lebanese President Michel Aoun upon his arrival at Beirut airport, on August 6, 2020 two days after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has sparked grief and fury. (AFP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks at a press conference following Tuesday's blast in Beirut's port area, at the presidential palace in Baabda. (Reuters)
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Updated 06 August 2020

French president Emmanuel Macron visits Beirut after explosion

BEIRUT: French President Emmanuel Macron visited shell-shocked Beirut Thursday, pledging support and urging change after a massive explosion devastated the Lebanese capital in a disaster that has sparked grief and fury.