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Beirut, Lebanon, satellite image. North is at top, water is blue, urban areas are grey and arid areas are brown. Beirut is located on a spur projecting into the Mediterranean Sea, halfway along the Lebanese coastline in the Middle East. It is the capital city of Lebanon with a population recorded in 2005 of around 1.5 million in the city centre. This is a composite photographed in 2000.
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