Lebanon POW: 12 – 18 June

As predicted, and as always, the World Cup fever has hit Lebanon, with not only having people cheering for Brazil and Germany and Italy, but cheering to practically all the teams participating in the final world cup football matches.

In addition to the football fever, local basketball witnessed also Al-Riyadi winning the cup for the 24th time, of the Lebanese Basketball Championship Finals against Sagesse.

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A photo of the Former President of Lebanon Michel Suleiman in the middle of both photos of Kamal Jumblat and Sultan Basha al-Atrash in Mukhtara, MP Walid Jumblat Residence (Amar Zein ed-dine / Almustaqbal)

Fireworks are displayed over Lebanese football fans who have gathered to watch the first football match of the World Cup between Brazil and Croatia, at a fan park, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.(Hussein Malla / AP)

Lebanese supporters of Brazil’s and Germany’s national football teams display their cars decorated for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Beirut. Brazil kicks off the World Cup today hoping to unite the football-mad country after a chaotic seven-year build-up plagued by violent protests. ( JOSEPH EID / AFP)

State television channel Tele Liban aired Monday night’s World Cup matches, defying the exclusive broadcast rights obtained by Lebanese cable-providers. (Bilal Kabalan / Assafir)

Al Riyadi Beirut came up with a concerted effort in the early stages of the fourth quarter that took them to a 57-50 win in Game 6 of the 2014 Lebanese Basketball Championship Finals against Sagesse on Tuesday and earned them their 24th title in Lebanese League history. (Fiba Asia)

Marches organized by Dar al-Aytam throughout Lebanon, in occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, entitled “A Good Deed Will be multiplied”, shedding light on environmental issues, including preserving Lebanon’s forests and ecological wealth, as well as encouraging the use of alternative energy. (Hussam Chbaro / Almustaqbal)

Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, right, poses for a photo with students as they attend their official exams at a school in Beirut. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

Parents standing on a bridge’s staircase trying to talk to their children inside a school, where they are taking the official exams. (Alaraby Aljadeed)

Rescuers remove the bodies of the two teenagers who slipped and drowned in the Bnashii lake of Zgharta. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

Iraqis who live in Lebanon chant slogans during a demonstration to show their solidarity with Iraqi government, inside the Iraqi embassy in Beirut. Dozens of Iraqis lined up outside the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut in a demonstration accusing Gulf monarchies of funding Islamist militant groups in Iraq. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

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