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One year on, Beirut blast victims seek justice as economy crumbles

Families and UN see Japan as important player in international response

A view of Beirut's devastated port on Aug. 3, almost one year after a massive explosion killed more than 200 people and injured over 7,000.   © Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

DUBAI -- Exactly a year ago, on Aug. 4, 2020, Sarah Copland's world was shattered.

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