Lebanon POW 27Feb-5March

In this Lebanese post of POW, a variety of topics are included, from Michel Sleiman visit to france, to the protest in Downtown Beirut and AUB, to the amazing Zambo festival in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.

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Men covered in black body paint and dressed up parade in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. It is Tripoli’s toned-down version of the Rio De Janeiro festival with Brazil being home to the largest Lebanese expatriate community in the world. (IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP)

Men covered in black body paint and dressed up parade in a street during the annual festival of Zambo, that celebrates the beginning of lent, the Christian fasting season ahead of Easter, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. According to local residents, the Zambo is an old Brazilian festival brought to Lebanon decades ago by an immigrant. It is Tripoli’s toned-down version of the Rio De Janeiro festival with Brazil being home to the largest Lebanese expatriate community in the world. (IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP)

Beirut on a sunny day. (Haitham Moussawi/Al-Akhbar)

Lebanon’s President Michel Suleiman (L) and French President Francois Hollande attend the joint Declaration and Meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Jacky Naegelen/REUTERS)

Lebanon were denied qualification to the 2015 Asian Cup despite a resounding 5-2 win in their final Group B tie against Thailand in Bangkok. Mohamad Ghaddar celebrates after scoring 1-0. (RUNGROJ YONGRIT/EPA)

A picture shows the closed ski resort of Kfardebian (known as Faraya). The resort of Faraya stayed closed this winter because of low snowfall rates that failed to reach the yearly average. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)

Lebanese residents inspect a damaged house after a rocket fired from neighboring war-torn Syria hit the village of Britel in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa valley. Syria’s conflict has regularly spilled over into Lebanon, with which it shares a long and porous border. (AFP)

Lebanese sit behind radio control airplanes at the ski resort of Kfardebian. (JOSEPH EID/AFP)

The Zambo Carnival has been held for almost a century. It celebrates the start of the Christian Lent.
(Natheer Halawani/Dusty wyndow Blog)

Fighters from Hezbollah carry the coffin of Hussein Othman, a comrade killed in Syria, during his funeral in Baalbek, in an eastern area of Lebanon. (AFP)

The Ashekman twins, Omar and Mohammad, drew this “Join the revolution” in graffiti style. The revolution is a new method to pay with your mobile phone by BLC Bank.

AUB students protest against tuition hikes at the campus in Beirut.  (Mohammad Azakir/The Daily Star)

Prominent journalists, politicians and free speech advocates around the world are appealing for the immediate release of three British Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt since December on terrorism charges. Simultaneous protests were held from Beirut to Berlin in a global day of action called for by Al Jazeera, a Qatar-based news organization. (Sharif Karim/Reuters)

A convoy for the Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnouk driving on the wrong lane in ​​Bir Hassan, on his was to close a gas company. (Mo5tar)

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