It was called the Smiling War because it left so many skulls, white and grinning, in the fields. – Stefan Bachmann.

A young Syrian girl sells flowers in a street of Beirut during the Fete de la Musique. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

A young Syrian girl sells flowers in a street of Beirut during the Fete de la Musique. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Lebanese spectators listen to music during the annual 'Fete de La Musique' at the Roman Baths in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese spectators listen to music during the annual ‘Fete de La Musique’ at the Roman Baths in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Jury members and audience attend the Cinemaiyat Film Festival' s Golden Apple Award ceremony at the Spanish Embassy Garden in Baabda, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Jury members and audience attend the Cinemaiyat Film Festival’ s Golden Apple Award ceremony at the Spanish Embassy Garden in Baabda, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Civil defence members treat an injured sea turtle in Jiyeh, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Civil defence members treat an injured sea turtle in Jiyeh, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A Lebanese army soldier takes his position overlooking an area controlled by the Islamic State group at the edge of the town of Arsal, on the Syrian border, in northeast Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A Lebanese army soldier takes his position overlooking an area controlled by the Islamic State group at the edge of the town of Arsal, on the Syrian border, in northeast Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A teenager rides a “hover board” while being watched by a child, in one of the poorest areas in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani)

A teenager rides a “hover board” while being watched by a child, in one of the poorest areas in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani)

Lebanese piano player Rami Khalife performs during a concert with Lebanon's Philharmonic Orchestra at Saint Joseph church in Beirut, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

Lebanese piano player Rami Khalife performs during a concert with Lebanon’s Philharmonic Orchestra at Saint Joseph church in Beirut, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

Muslim prayers sit on the ground as they listen to a Sheikh, right, answers their Sharia law questions during a break of al-Tarawih prayer, at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / Facebook)

Muslim prayers sit on the ground as they listen to a Sheikh, right, answers their Sharia law questions during a break of al-Tarawih prayer, at a mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / Facebook)

Children on stage perform religious songs during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Tripoli. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)

Children on stage perform religious songs during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Tripoli. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)

Syrian members of the Aleppo traditional Sufi band Mulawi whirling dervishes perform in Beirut Souk, during a Gala launch of the "moon of Ramadan", at the invitation of the "generations" Society during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Syrian members of the Aleppo traditional Sufi band Mulawi whirling dervishes perform in Beirut Souk, during a Gala launch of the “moon of Ramadan”, at the invitation of the “generations” Society during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Syrian refugee children perform during a play which is part of a Street Theater performance "The Caravan" in Saadnayel in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Syrian refugee children perform during a play which is part of a Street Theater performance “The Caravan” in Saadnayel in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A man works at the Sukomi waste treatment plant in Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

A man works at the Sukomi waste treatment plant in Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

A Syrian refugee from Aleppo sits with his children in a makeshift tent in a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Kab Elias in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

A Syrian refugee from Aleppo sits with his children in a makeshift tent in a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Kab Elias in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

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