Mankind only exiles the one whose large spirit rebels against injustice and tyranny. He who does not prefer exile to servility is not free in the true and necessary sense of freedom. – Kahlil Gibran.

Members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah scout movement march during commemorations marking Ashura in a southern Beirut suburb. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Members of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah scout movement march during commemorations marking Ashura in a southern Beirut suburb. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

A member of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement takes part in commemorations of Ashura in a southern Beirut suburb. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

A member of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement takes part in commemorations of Ashura in a southern Beirut suburb. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Randa Berri, right, the wife of Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, cooks traditional HARISA food in large pots, as part of the Ashoura celebration, at her house in the southern town of Zahrani. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)

Randa Berri, right, the wife of Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, cooks traditional HARISA food in large pots, as part of the Ashoura celebration, at her house in the southern town of Zahrani. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)

A Shi'ite Muslim attempts to tap the head of a woman with a razor to draw blood during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A Shi’ite Muslim attempts to tap the head of a woman with a razor to draw blood during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Shi'ite Muslim men gash their foreheads with swords during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Shi’ite Muslim men gash their foreheads with swords during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Lebanese Shiite Muslims supporters of Hezbollah mourn in front of a replica of Hezbollah emblem during Ashura Day in southern Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanese Shiite Muslims supporters of Hezbollah mourn in front of a replica of Hezbollah emblem during Ashura Day in southern Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Hassan Nasrallah addresses a crowd during commemorations for Ashura in a southern Beirut suburb. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Hassan Nasrallah addresses a crowd during commemorations for Ashura in a southern Beirut suburb. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

A Shi'ite Muslim man rests after gashing his forehead with a razor during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

A Shi’ite Muslim man rests after gashing his forehead with a razor during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

Hezbollah supporters hail their leader Hassan Nasrallah as he addresses a crowd during Ashura. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Hezbollah supporters hail their leader Hassan Nasrallah as he addresses a crowd during Ashura. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Hezbollah supporters carry flags and gesture during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut's southern suburbs. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Hezbollah supporters carry flags and gesture during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut’s southern suburbs. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Supporters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah react as one carries his picture during a public appearance by Nashrallah, one day before Ashura. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Supporters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah react as one carries his picture during a public appearance by Nashrallah, one day before Ashura. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Muslim Shi'ite women are chained to each other march during a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Muslim Shi’ite women are chained to each other march during a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Muslim Shi'ite girls march as a Hezbollah member rides a motorbike during a procession ahead of the day of Ashura, in Saksakieh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Muslim Shi’ite girls march as a Hezbollah member rides a motorbike during a procession ahead of the day of Ashura, in Saksakieh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A Shi'ite Muslim man wears a religious icon on his chest, while covered with blood after tapping his forehead with a razor during Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A Shi’ite Muslim man wears a religious icon on his chest, while covered with blood after tapping his forehead with a razor during Ashura in Nabatiyeh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Traffic jam along the Highways of Beirut. (Nabil Ismail)

Traffic jam along the Highways of Beirut. (Nabil Ismail)

Activists wave Yemeni flags and carrying placards as they shout slogan against Saudi Arabia during a protest to condemn the war on Yemen outside of the Saudi Embassy in Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Activists wave Yemeni flags and carrying placards as they shout slogan against Saudi Arabia during a protest to condemn the war on Yemen outside of the Saudi Embassy in Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A view shows sarcophagi during the official inauguration ceremony of the basement section of Beirut's National Museum. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A view shows sarcophagi during the official inauguration ceremony of the basement section of Beirut’s National Museum. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Visitors look at artwork during the opening of the Art in Motion exhibition, in Beirut park. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Visitors look at artwork during the opening of the Art in Motion exhibition, in Beirut park. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance in Beirut's southern suburbs. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a public appearance in Beirut’s southern suburbs. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

 

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