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Lebanon's Trash Crisis Threatens Return in Summer Heat

Rubbish is again accumulating on some Beirut streets after protesters blocked access to a dump, raising fears that last summer's garbage crisis, which provoked unprecedented street protests, could return. The return of trash piles is among a number of signs of how dysfunctional Lebanon's paralyzed political system has become, made worse because of sectarian tension that has increased with neighboring Syria's civil war. The government has not passed a budget since 2005, and...

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