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Article Image by GREGORY SHUPAK

The disastrous August 4 explosion of an ammonium nitrate shipment in Beirut brought Lebanon's political and economic turmoil to the fore in US media, with reports that it's likely "the blast will make the spiraling economic situation worse" (

Article Image, Tyler Durden

This week, a massive explosion involving ammonium nitrate rocked the city of Beirut, sending shock waves through the media. While this recent tragedy is devastating, unfortunately, as Visual Capitalist's Carmen Ang details below, it's not the first