Piles of waste resemble a river of garbage in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Wednesday, February 24. Lebanon canceled a plan to export its waste to Russia, sending the country's ongoing waste crisis back to square one as mountains of trash choke the streets.
A constructed pile of packed waste sits a Beirut harbor on Monday, February 22.
Workers arrange piles of garbage in the Hazimiye neighborhood of Beirut on February 3.
Piles of packed garbage are seen on January 19 behind a ruin at the Port of Beirut.
A traffic sign bends under the weight of garbage piling up on the side of a road north of the Lebanese capital on January 15.
A van drives past piles of garbage blocking a newly opened road in the town of Jdeideh, northeast of Beirut, on January 4.
Graffiti on a concrete wall in front of a pile of garbage in Beirut on October 17 reads, "We are living on a dream."
Garbage piles up at a temporary dump on a beach in Zalka, north of Beirut, on September 30.
Garbage surrounds a car in Baabda, east of the Lebanese capital, on August 24.
Trash piles up at the Monte Verde garbage dump, northeast of Beirut, on August 24.