Claudette Halabi cried out from beneath the rubble of her house for an hour before she died. The neighbours couldn't save her.
Around every corner, neighbours told stories of loss but also bravery. A man who threw himself on his daughter needed dozens of stitches. A woman carried her elderly mother and hid her between two closets.
"We all grew up together, we saw each other get married," said Hoda Jouni, who runs a minimarket. "We lost everything."
PHOTO EDITING MARIKA KOCHIASHVILI; TEXT EDITING GILES ELGOOD; LAYOUT JULIA DALRYMPLE