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Tuk-tuks become common sight in Lebanon's streets amid economic crisis

Amid the devastating economic crisis and the deteriorating living conditions in Lebanon, many have replaced their vehicles with tuk-tuks to run errands, work or deliver goods.
Tuk-tuks are lined up in the village of Bir Elias, Aug. 8, 2020.

BEIRUT — Tuk-tuks, or three-wheeled rickshaws, have become an increasingly common sight in some of Lebanon's streets, especially in overcrowded neighborhoods, and the countryside as a new means of transportation.

Amid the economic and financial crises that have been gripping the country since the end of 2019, and the collapse of the local currency as well as the explosion of prices, many Lebanese have been seeking a source of income with a little capital.

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