Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. – Gebran Kahlil Gebran.

A photograph of the Lebanese flag is placed instead of the official profile picture of the president at the Airport VIP Lounge in the Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A photograph of the Lebanese flag is placed instead of the official profile picture of the president at the Airport VIP Lounge in the Rafik Hariri International Airport, Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese carrying a picture of Jordanian assasinated writer Nahedh Hattar with text reading: 'shame I am not a martyr' stand during a protest in front of the UN house in Beirut. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Lebanese carrying a picture of Jordanian assassinated writer Nahed Hattar with text reading: ‘shame I am not a martyr’ stand during a protest in front of the UN house in Beirut. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Cars that transported Pope Francis during “World Youth Days”, are auctioned to purchase a mobile clinic for refugees in Lebanon. (STANISLAW ROZPEDZIK POLAND OUT / EPA)

Cars that transported Pope Francis during “World Youth Days”, are auctioned to purchase a mobile clinic for refugees in Lebanon. (STANISLAW ROZPEDZIK POLAND OUT / EPA)

Participants throw coloured powder at each other during the "Saida in Color" event, part of the Sidon International Festival. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Participants throw coloured powder at each other during the “Saida in Color” event, part of the Sidon International Festival. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Lebanese youths take part in the "Sidon in Colours" festival. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Lebanese youths take part in the “Sidon in Colours” festival. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Children hold photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani during a protest by his supporters in Lebanon against the Turkish government in front of the European Union building in Beirut. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Children hold photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani during a protest by his supporters in Lebanon against the Turkish government in front of the European Union building in Beirut. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Garbage piles up on a highway in the town of Jdeideh, after an eight-month-long garbage crisis. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Garbage piles up on a highway in the town of Jdeideh, after an eight-month-long garbage crisis. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

The oldest known scale beam was recently found near Kfaraabida in North Lebanon and is now on display this week at the AUB Archaeology museum. (Beirut Report)

The oldest known scale beam was recently found near Kfaraabida in North Lebanon and is now on display this week at the AUB Archaeology museum. (Beirut Report)

A teacher holding a bell announcing the start of the new school year. (Abbas Salman)

A teacher holding a bell announcing the start of the new school year. (Abbas Salman)

A woman takes a picture of a Lamborghini as it drives past during the 2016 Beirut Grand Prix. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

A woman takes a picture of a Lamborghini as it drives past during the 2016 Beirut Grand Prix. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Supercars line up for the start of a time-trial at the Beirut Grand Prix, at the Ramlet al-Bayda public beach. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Supercars line up for the start of a time-trial at the Beirut Grand Prix, at the Ramlet al-Bayda public beach. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

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