Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull. – George Orwell

Antoine Gholam competes in the qualification round of the 3-Cushion Billiards World Championship in Bordeaux. (GEORGES GOBET / AFP)

Antoine Gholam competes in the qualification round of the 3-Cushion Billiards World Championship in Bordeaux. (GEORGES GOBET / AFP)

The supermoon rises behind a cross at downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

The supermoon rises behind a cross at downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

PM Saad al-Hariri (C) starts running during the annual Beirut Marathon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

PM Saad al-Hariri (C) starts running during the annual Beirut Marathon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Women take part in the seven kilometers Fun Run during the annual Beirut International Marathon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Women take part in the seven kilometers Fun Run during the annual Beirut International Marathon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Participants take part in the annual Beirut Marathon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Participants take part in the annual Beirut Marathon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Participants, demanding the abolishment of article 522 of Lebanon's Penal code, during Beirut Marathon. Article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal Code stops prosecution or execution of any penalty when the perpetrator of a rape, kidnapping, or statutory rape marries the person he has raped or kidnapped. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Participants, demanding the abolishment of article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal code, during Beirut Marathon.
Article 522 of Lebanon’s Penal Code stops prosecution or execution of any penalty when the perpetrator of a rape, kidnapping, or statutory rape marries the person he has raped or kidnapped. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

A competitor climbs the hole-ridden facade of Beirut's al-Kamal building, during an urban climbing contest. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

A competitor climbs the hole-ridden facade of Beirut’s al-Kamal building, during an urban climbing contest. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

A man feeds pigeons perched on his leg at Tyre port. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A man feeds pigeons perched on his leg at Tyre port. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

French soldiers stand at attention in front of the graves during a ceremony to mark Armistice Day at the French cemetery in Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

French soldiers stand at attention in front of the graves during a ceremony to mark Armistice Day at the French cemetery in Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A young roller skater performs his freestyle skills on Beirut waterfront. (Bilal Hussein  /AP)

A young roller skater performs his freestyle skills on Beirut waterfront. (Bilal Hussein /AP)

A new Pepsi can design appeared in local stores, saluting Independence Day. (Khalil Shukeir / Instagram)

A new Pepsi can design appeared in local stores, saluting Independence Day. (Khalil Shukeir / Instagram)

Activists took advantage of the annual Beirut marathon to remind people about the importance of the public beach. (Hussein Baydoun / Alaraby Aljadeed)

Activists took advantage of the annual Beirut marathon to remind people about the importance of the public beach. (Hussein Baydoun / Alaraby Aljadeed)

An image that couldn’t be independently verified, shows A group of palestinians carrying a banner “We are not here to watch the football match, we are here to a breath from our ongoing separation with Palestine”, during a football match against lebanon in Beirut sports city.  (Facebook)

An image that couldn’t be independently verified, shows A group of Palestinians carrying a banner “We are not here to watch the football match, we are here to a breath from our ongoing separation with Palestine”, during a football match against Lebanon in Beirut sports city. (Facebook)

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