A general view shows packed garbage bags in Beirut, Feb. 23, 2016.
Garbage piled up around a tree at a temporary garbage dump northeast of Beirut, Dec. 21, 2015. The rubbish crisis began in July when the closure of a landfill caused garbage to pile up on Beirut's roadsides, in parking lots and river beds.
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A man covers his nose as he walks past garbage piled up along a street in Beirut, Aug. 26, 2015. Since Aug. 22, people have gathered in central Beirut for demonstrations that began over a trash crisis but evolved into an outlet for deep-seated frustrations over government impotence.
Lebanese activists, right, clash with policemen, left, as they move towards the government’s house during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Aug. 23, 2015. Since August 22, people have gathered in central Beirut for demonstrations that began over a trash crisis but evolved into an outlet for deep-seated frustrations over government impotence.
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A Lebanese protester receives first aid after clashes that followed a demonstration organized by the "You Stink" campaign, to protest against the country's ongoing trash crisis, Aug. 23, 2015 in the capital.
Lebanese protesters chant slogans as riot police fire water cannons during a demonstration, organized by "You Stink" campaign, Aug. 23, 2015 in Beirut.
Lebanese riot police stand guard behind barbed wire that separate Beirut's Riad al-Solh square from the seat of the government on Aug. 26, 2015, during a demonstration calling for a solution to weeks of uncollected rubbish and for the government's resignation.
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Garbage is collected at a temporary dump site near the Beirut River in Beirut, Nov. 21, 2015.
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Lebanese protesters hide, from water cannons, behind a wooden plank during clashes with riot police following a demonstration, organized by "You Stink" campaign, Aug. 23, 2015 in Beirut.
A Lebanese couple sits outside the government building in Riad al-Solh Square during a protest against the ongoing garbage crisis and alleged government corruption on Aug. 29, 2015 in Beirut.
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