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Beirut marks one year since port blast with anger and mourning

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By Imad Creidi BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon marked the first anniversary of the catastrophic Beirut port explosion on Wednesday, with residents expressing anger and sadness in a city where many are still in mourning and demanding justice. One year since the blast, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely at the port for years, no top official has been held to account, infuriating many Lebanese as their country suffers from crippling financial collapse. The Lebanese investigation into the blast is stalling as requests to question senior politicians and former officials have b…

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