A car bomb has exploded in the centre of the Lebanese capital, Beirut.
Witnesses report six people were killed in the blast and more than 10 injured.
Television pictures show a scene of widespread destruction, with cars ablaze and buildings seriously damaged.
Pictures from a local TV station showed a burning man fighting to get out of a car through its window, falling to the ground and being helped by a bystander.
Thick black smoke was seen rising from the area of the derelict St Georges Hotel, near the city's harbour.
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