In pictures: Two months after port explosion, Beirut’s wounds endure

Luxury apartments in high-rise buildings near Beirut port have been completely destroyed by the blast. An olive tree in a pot stands in what used to be a living room. © Mehdi Chebil, France 24

A little more than two months after a huge explosion destroyed much of the Beirut port area, thousands of people are still living and working in open-air buildings because they cannot afford to replace their broken windows. From the port’s “ground zero” to struggling businesses, FRANCE 24 takes a look at how the Lebanese capital is coping with the aftermath of the explosion.