Lebanon POW 15 – 21 May

A tour with images that can take you through all the good things that we witnessed last week in Lebanon, without forgetting the odd things from the political side till the “agricultural” side.

Welcome to another amazing post of Lebanese POW.

MP Walid Jumblatt trying to hide his face after mistakenly addressing President Michel Sleiman as President Michel Aoun, immediately saving the day with a joke that he’s been dreaming about the latter so much lately, in light of the presidential election stalemate. Jumblatt then said: “This is a mistake, a mistake. This is the result of how much I am dreaming of him at night … [so as] not to have him [as president]”. (Hussam Chbaro / Almustaqbal)

An Egyptian man who lives in Lebanon casts his ballot for his country’s presidential election as he holds his son at the Egyptian embassy in Beirut. Egyptian expatriates lined up Sunday at polling places in more than 100 countries to cast ballots for Egypt’s coming presidential election. The voting comes ahead of Egypt’s May 26-27 vote after last year’s overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

An archaeologists holds a representation of a bronze Tanit Phoenician godddess found during the excavations at the site of the Old French School, Les Freres, in the southern, Lebanese city of Sidon. The site which has been under excavation for the last 16 year with the cooperation of the British Museum has uncovered relics and statues that date back to the Bronze age. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

On the occasion of its 90th anniversary,”L’Orient -Le Jour”, a french newspaper, held a memorable celebration at Beirut Souks in front of the newspaper’s old headquarters. (Beiruting)

Yachts and boats attracts attention by many visitors at the 9th International Boat and Super Yacht Beirut Boat show 2014, at the Port of Beirut. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)

Marking the 66th Nakba Day near Sidon’s maritime Citadel. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)

Hundreds gathered in the Chouf village of Brih Saturday to solidify the reconciliation between Christians and Druze under the patronage of President Michel Sleiman, in a celebration that also acted as a farewell gathering to the head of state, whose terms expires May 25. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)

Nejmeh were officially crowned champions of the Lebanese Football League Sunday, ending a trophy drought dating back to 2009. They capped off their memorable season with a thrilling 4-4 draw with title rivals Racing, to earn their eighth league title, second only to Ansar’s 13. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is an international event, that serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social awareness about HIV, throughout the event there was an ongoing exhibition of a series of photographs taken by people living with HIV to demonstrate their life experiences. (Beiruting)

Lebanon’s Central Bank issued a new 50,000 L.L. banknote Thursday, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its foundation, the bank said in a statement. (Moukahal / Instagram)

People stand in line to buy the fifty thousand bill that was released by the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut. (The Daily Star/HO)

People stand in line to buy the fifty thousand bill that was released by the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut. (The Daily Star/HO)

The fountain is flowing, the bike path is paved, and the grass is springy and new. Sanayeh park is ready to be opened to the public on June 1, and visitors to the old park will recognize the original layout with a few new improvements. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

Giant Armenian cucumbers were found on Sunday in a cultivated land owned by farmer Taleb Aoun in the southern town of Naqoura, Tyre district. Each cucumber measures at nearly 75 cm and weighs between 3 to 4 kilos. (NNA)

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