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France's Macron arrives in Lebanon after deadly blast

AFP , Thursday 6 Aug 2020
Macron in Beirut
In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, French presidential candidate and former French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron speaks during a press conference at the Government House, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (AP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Lebanon Thursday for a snap visit of support following an explosion at Beirut port that killed more than 130 people and caused widespread destruction.

He was met off the plane by his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun, two days after a blast that shook a country already battling runaway inflation, mass unemployment and rising poverty.

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