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Soldiers, policemen and medical personnel gather at the site of explosions near the Iranian embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed at least 20 people and injured more than 95 on Tuesday.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the mid-morning blasts, which were only minutes apart, in the predominantly Shia southern neighbourhood Bir Hassan, a stronghold of the Lebanaese Shia militant group Hizbollah.

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