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Blast rocks Beirut

Published 9:01 AM ET, Fri December 27, 2013
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Flames pour from vehicles after an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday, December 27. A car bombing shook the Lebanese capital, sending black smoke billowing a few hundred meters from the government headquarters and Parliament building. Bilal Hussein/ap
Lebanese soldiers gather around a burned vehicle. Six people were killed in the car bombing and 71 were wounded, Lebanon's health ministry said. Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, was one of the casualties. Hussein Malla/ap
Lebanese security forces and firefighters gather next to destroyed vehicles. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Hussein Malla/ap
Firefighters douse a burning car after the explosion in central Beirut. stringer/AFP/Getty Images
A woman removes shattered windows as she cleans an office near the site. PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images
Lebanese security forces inspect the scene. stringer/AFP/Getty Images
A wounded man walks past a Lebanese civil defense ambulance near the scene. stringer/AFP/Getty Images