In this week’s post, you will probably notice that, yes, there is 5 pictures showing the Lebanese flag, and yes, in different places of the world also, the first one taken from the Vatican, 2 photos from the protest in downtown Beirut, 1 inside the sport stadium, and another inside Beirut airport.
It was nice to see the Lebanese flag this week in places other than political rallies and burning tires scene.
What do you think about it, are we heading to a better future?
Pilgrims from Lebanon sing songs as they gather underneath the Colonnade in St Peter’s Square, Vatican City, (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Thousands of Lebanon’s public sector employees march through Beirut to demand the parliament to approve a new salary scale law which if passed means a significant wages increase. The Union Coordination Committee (UCC) kicked off its demonstration on Tuesday from the Lebanese Central Bank in Hamra towards the Chamber of Trade and Commerce in Sanayeh. The demonstrators called on the Central Bank Governor and concerned sides to meet their demands. (Addiyar)
Civil servants take part in a rally to protest the government’s failure to pass the wage hike bill in capital Beirut. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency)
Birds fly outside the parliament building in downtown Beirut as members of parliament failed for the second time to elect the new Lebanese president. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)
Walid Jumblatt arrives at the Lebanese Parliament, on the day which MP were trying to elect a new president for the country for the second time, to succeed incumbent leader Michel Suleiman. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)
Cultural Cedar high school from Lebanon was able to claim victory of an international competition “Robotics”. The lebanon team “Fast and Curious” was made out of 7 lebanese students, and was able to produce a robot that was able to do 18 tasks in only 2.5 minutes. (Addiyar)
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi headed a mass in Rome on the occasion of the centenary of the Mar Maroun church, in the presence of President Michel Suleiman. Later, both of them attended the canonization mass of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII that was held at the Vatican. (Bkerke)
At the invitation of Istambouli theater in Tyre, south of Lebanon, a carnival was held at the town’s Cornish. (NNA)
The young and talented Lebanese athlete Sandy Karam secured a Bronze medal in the 10 km race in fast walking at the 16th Arab Athletics Championship. Sandy finished her 10 km race in 59.01 seconds and set a new record for Lebanon. The Lebanese delegation is looking for more achievements with the participation of 4 other athletes which include Alain Saad, Joelle Feghaly, Joey Bou Sleiman and Sara Joe Kortbawi. (NNA)
President Michel Sleiman & the First Lady Mrs.Wafaa Sleiman Attend the Canonisation of Popes John XXIII & John Paul II. (Dalati Nohra)
Armenians take part in a gathering to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Ottoman Turkish genocide against the Armenian people, in the Lebanese capital Beirut. (The Nation via AFP)