Garbage on the beach: Flood of waste stirs uproar in Lebanon

Hussein Malla / Associated Press

A man takes photos of piles of garbage washed on shore after an extended storm battered the Mediterranean country at the Zouq Mosbeh costal town, north of Beirut, Lebanon.

ZOUQ MOSBEH, Lebanon — Lebanon’s festering trash crisis came crashing ashore this week, after residents woke up to find a powerful winter storm had laid a mantle of waste at a beach just a minutes’ drive north of the capital, Beirut.