Strength is the capacity to break a Chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces. – Judith Viorst

Saint George Maronite Cathedral's cross is lit during the inauguration of its bell tower in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Saint George Maronite Cathedral’s cross is lit during the inauguration of its bell tower in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (2-R), Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (2-L), Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri (L) and Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Tammam Salam (R) attend 73th anniversary of Independence Day. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese President Michel Aoun (2-R), Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri (2-L), Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri (L) and Lebanese caretaker Prime Minister Tammam Salam (R) attend 73th anniversary of Independence Day. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese army soldiers march during a parade to mark the 73th anniversary of Lebanon's Independence Day in Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese army soldiers march during a parade to mark the 73th anniversary of Lebanon’s Independence Day in Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese police members man machine guns from a armoured personnel carrier (APC) as it drives down a military parade during the 73rd independence day celebration. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Lebanese police members man machine guns from a armoured personnel carrier (APC) as it drives down a military parade during the 73rd independence day celebration. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

PM -designate Saad al-Hariri sharing some candy with parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri, while President Michel Aoun looking at them and former PM Tammam Salam looking away during the military parade to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Lebanon's independence in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

PM -designate Saad al-Hariri sharing some candy with parliamentary speaker Nabih Berri, while President Michel Aoun looking at them and former PM Tammam Salam looking away during the military parade to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of Lebanon’s independence in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

The temples of Baalbek, a UNESCO world heritage site in Lebanon's eastern Bekaa Valley, are illuminated with a portrait of celebrated Lebanese singer Fayrouz as part of an event to celebrate the singer's 81th birthday. (AFP / STRINGER)

The temples of Baalbek, a UNESCO world heritage site in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley, are illuminated with a portrait of celebrated Lebanese singer Fayrouz as part of an event to celebrate the singer’s 81th birthday. (AFP / STRINGER)

Nabil Karam poses with his Guinness World Record certificates for the largest collection of model cars and the largest collection of dioramas, in Zouk Mosbeh. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Nabil Karam poses with his Guinness World Record certificates for the largest collection of model cars and the largest collection of dioramas, in Zouk Mosbeh. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Nabil Karam's largest collection in the world of model cars and dioramas inside his museum in Zouk Mosbeh . (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Nabil Karam’s largest collection in the world of model cars and dioramas inside his museum in Zouk Mosbeh . (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

A model displays a chocolate dress at the Salon Du Chocolat 2016 fashion show in Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

A model displays a chocolate dress at the Salon Du Chocolat 2016 fashion show in Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

A wall is being build around Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon to “prevent jihadist infiltrations”. (Al modon)

A wall is being build around Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon to “prevent jihadist infiltrations”. (Al modon)

A tourist reacts as she walks through the vineyard of the Chateau Kefraya winery in Bekaa. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

A tourist reacts as she walks through the vineyard of the Chateau Kefraya winery in Bekaa. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Syrian refugee sort the garbage at Recycle Beirut in Ouzai. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Syrian refugee sort the garbage at Recycle Beirut in Ouzai. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

A boy arranges shoes to be sold in a market inside Palestinian Sabra refugee camp in Beirut. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

A boy arranges shoes to be sold in a market inside Palestinian Sabra refugee camp in Beirut. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

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