The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too – Vincent van Gogh.

Citizens take 'selfies' on the seafront at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Lebanese Christian, Catherine shows the word reading "Lebanon" in Arabic etched onto her chest during a mystical quasi-religious service at her appartment in a popular neighborhood of Beirut. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)

Lebanese Christian, Catherine shows the word reading “Lebanon” in Arabic etched onto her chest during a mystical quasi-religious service at her appartment in a popular neighborhood of Beirut. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)

Lebanese Maronite priest Maroun Beshara displays pebble-sized chunks of incense peeling from the body of Lebanese Christian, Catherine, during a mystical quasi-religious service at her appartment in a popular neighborhood of Beirut. The priest says the word reading "Lebanon" in Arabic etched onto Catherine's chest and the peeling incense are the Virgin Mary's doing. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)

Lebanese Maronite priest Maroun Beshara displays pebble-sized chunks of incense peeling from the body of Lebanese Christian, Catherine, during a mystical quasi-religious service at her appartment in a popular neighborhood of Beirut. The priest says the word reading “Lebanon” in Arabic etched onto Catherine’s chest and the peeling incense are the Virgin Mary’s doing. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)

A truck drives on a highway near piled garbage in Beirut. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

A truck drives on a highway near piled garbage in Beirut. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

A man walks near an overflowing water drain in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A man walks near an overflowing water drain in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, near the port-city of Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha speaks to the media at his house after being released in Beirut. Samaha, who is close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was released on bail on Thursday after serving a jail term for smuggling explosives into Lebanon from Syria and planning attacks. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha speaks to the media at his house after being released in Beirut. Samaha, who is close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was released on bail on Thursday after serving a jail term for smuggling explosives into Lebanon from Syria and planning attacks. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A Lebanese demonstrator holds a placard that reads in Arabic 'Justice at homeland democratic in one eye, traitor home free Michel Samaha, Wissam al-Hassan sorry, shame court' during a protest against the release of former Lebanese minister of information and tourism, Michel Samaha in front of his house at Ashrafieh area in Beirut. Reports state a military court on 14 January approved the release of Samaha after paying a bail of 150 million Lebanese pounds (about 91,000 Euros). Samaha, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad regime, was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly smuggling explosives and planning attacks and assassinations of political and religious figures in Lebanon. He was serving a four-and-half jail term since May 2015. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A Lebanese demonstrator holds a placard that reads in Arabic ‘Justice at homeland democratic in one eye, traitor home free Michel Samaha, Wissam al-Hassan sorry, shame court’ during a protest against the release of former Lebanese minister of information and tourism, Michel Samaha in front of his house at Ashrafieh area in Beirut. Reports state a military court on 14 January approved the release of Samaha after paying a bail of 150 million Lebanese pounds (about 91,000 Euros). Samaha, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad regime, was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly smuggling explosives and planning attacks and assassinations of political and religious figures in Lebanon. He was serving a four-and-half jail term since May 2015. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

March 14 supporters protest outside the home of former Information Minister Michel Samaha.. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

March 14 supporters protest outside the home of former Information Minister Michel Samaha.. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

A Lebanese activist reacts as riot police arrest him during a protest against government in front of the entrance of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A Lebanese activist reacts as riot police arrest him during a protest against government in front of the entrance of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Archbishop of Berlin Heiner Koch shakes hands with Maguy from Lebanon (C) and Moe from Egypt after a news conference on homosexual and transgender refugees hosted by Berlin's and Brandenburg Lesbian and Gay Union (Lesben- und Schwulenverband Berlin und Brandenburg) in Berlin. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP)

Archbishop of Berlin Heiner Koch shakes hands with Maguy from Lebanon (C) and Moe from Egypt after a news conference on homosexual and transgender refugees hosted by Berlin’s and Brandenburg Lesbian and Gay Union (Lesben- und Schwulenverband Berlin und Brandenburg) in Berlin. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP)

Piles of packed garbage at the port of Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Piles of packed garbage at the port of Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

David Bowie fans light candles during a tribute to the late music icon at the B018 nightclub in Beirut. Legions of fans and musicians voiced shock as David Bowie died on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69 following a secret battle with cancer, in a surprise final chapter for one of the most influential artists of his time. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)

David Bowie fans light candles during a tribute to the late music icon at the B018 nightclub in Beirut. Legions of fans and musicians voiced shock as David Bowie died on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69 following a secret battle with cancer, in a surprise final chapter for one of the most influential artists of his time. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)

Protestors hold up placards during a sit-in against the ongoing siege imposed on the Syrian town of Madaya in front of the European Union embassy in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Protestors hold up placards during a sit-in against the ongoing siege imposed on the Syrian town of Madaya in front of the European Union embassy in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Samir Geagea (C-L) walking with Michel Aoun (C-R), in Maarab. In a surprise reversal, Geagea endorsed the presidential candidacy of a rival, Michel Aoun, potentially defusing an 18-month crisis over the post. (ALDO AYOUB / LEBANESE FORCES )

Samir Geagea (C-L) walking with Michel Aoun (C-R), in Maarab. In a surprise reversal, Geagea endorsed the presidential candidacy of a rival, Michel Aoun, potentially defusing an 18-month crisis over the post. (ALDO AYOUB / LEBANESE FORCES )

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