In a country full of contractions, we always tend to look for something different that might give back a bit of joy to a heart that always felt bad with what is surrounding it.
And with all the photos that you will check in this week’s POW, one of the outrageous things might be what is happening to the bike lane of Beirut’s corniche, check the story about it below, and tell us what is your opinion about it?
Sunni Muslim Mufti of Lebanon, Mohammed Rashid Qabbani, is greeted by Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai (R) at the See of the Maronite Catholic Patriarchate and his winter residence in Bkerke, that overlooks the bay of Jounieh in northern Lebanon, (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A Lebanese woman takes shelter under her umbrella as she walks on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon. Severe weather and heavy rains affected parts of the Middle East on Thursday including Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / ِAP)
Heavy rain and flooding in Lebanon caused several vehicle collisions Thursday, with a total of 12 people injured since the downpour started early in the morning. (Hussam Chbaro / Almustaqbal)
Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, take part in a rally marking the 66th anniversary of the Nakba Day (Catastrophe), in front of the ESCWA building in downtown Beirut. Palestinians mark the annual anniversary of the Nakba on May 15. Around 800,000 Palestinians had to leave their homes in Palestinian villages and towns for Arab countries Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt on the heels of Israel’s establishment in 1948. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon last month announced that it had charged Al-Jadeed’s deputy director Karma Khayat, Al-Akhbar’s editor-in-chief Ibrahim al-Amin and their media companies for publishing a list of the prosecution’s witnesses. Al-jadeed pleaded “not guilty” and Amin’s session was postponed to May 29 after the contempt judge granted his request for more time to prepare his defense. (Haitham Moussawi/Al-akhbar)
Nejmeh club grabs the 2014 Lebanese Football League title after defeating Chabeb Al Sahel 3-1. Nejmeh secured the title after a big challenge with Racing, Ahed and Al Safa after a bad start for the season. (Adnan Al-Hajj Ali / Assafir)
Thousands took part in a half-marathon on a sunny Sunday in Tripoli, aiming to restore normalcy to the northern city and showcase its true image. (Tripoli Half Marathon – Maan Loubnan)
Protestors gathering at Dalieh Raouche to defend the land from being closed in front of the public and sold to a construction company. (Habib Battah)
Beirut’s first bike lane was cast into controversy Tuesday, when the local municipality ordered its organizers to remove the bright blue paint from the sidewalk of the seaside Corniche area. The bike lane was painted under an initiative put into action by G Association, a non-governmental organization that focuses on the environment and energy, but Beirut’s Mayor Bilal Hamad told The Daily Star that the NGO had not received the permission necessary to start their project. (Gino’s Blog & The Daily Star)
Usama Atwi, a high school student from Nabatiyeh, south Lebanon, came up with the idea of put small public libraries (1.5X1.5m^2) at the city’s bus station, where students usually pass from here to go to their schools and universities The idea originally came from Britain, but Atwi and his friends worked on achieving it in Lebanon, putting almost 500 books inside of it. (Al-akhbar)
Public sector employees take a selfie picture during a protest, dubbed the “day of rage,” as the Lebanese Parliament debates controversial wage scale policies, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday. The nation-wide strike Wednesday aims to pressure lawmakers to adopt a recommendations for wage hikes. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Several thousand civil sector workers and teachers rallied in downtown Beirut Wednesday following a week-long strike over Parliament’s failure to approve a wage hike bill after two years of street protests. (Ali Mohamad /Almustaqbal)