Horrifying photos of the 'river' of garbage plaguing Beirut

Beirut trash

Hasan Shaaban/Reuters

The capital of Lebanon is being flooded by a literal pile of garbage.

A river of refuse, which snakes through Beirut's suburb of Jdeideh, has been building there since the city's main landfill shut down last July.

Here's a glimpse of the stinking problem:
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(Images and some captions from Reuters)