Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.
– Kahlil Gibran.

Lebanon's Alissa Sadek performs during the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)

Lebanon’s Alissa Sadek performs during the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. (Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP)

Lebanon's delegation attends the opening ceremony of the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. (Glyn Kirk / AFP)

Lebanon’s delegation attends the opening ceremony of the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games. (Glyn Kirk / AFP)

Supporters of Hezbollah carry posters of commander Mustafa Badr al-Din as they listen to their leader Hassan Nasrallah in southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)

Supporters of Hezbollah carry posters of commander Mustafa Badr al-Din as they listen to their leader Hassan Nasrallah in southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a ceremony marking a year after commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a ceremony marking a year after commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in Syria. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

People shout slogans during a commemoration event for Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency)

People shout slogans during a commemoration event for Hezbollah’s Mustafa Badreddine, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency)

Women hold pictures of Hezbollah slain top commander Mustafa Badreddine as they listen to Hassan Nasrallah. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Women hold pictures of Hezbollah slain top commander Mustafa Badreddine as they listen to Hassan Nasrallah. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Policemen stand guard during a protest demanding the drafting of a new electoral law, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Policemen stand guard during a protest demanding the drafting of a new electoral law, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

People sit in the shade of parasols during the "City Picnic" event at the Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

People sit in the shade of parasols during the “City Picnic” event at the Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

A woman wearing a abaya passes by another one fixing her swimsuit, in Byblos, North of Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

A woman wearing a abaya passes by another one fixing her swimsuit, in Byblos, North of Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

Activists on wheel chairs protest at downtown Beirut, to press for parliamentary elections on time. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

Activists on wheel chairs protest at downtown Beirut, to press for parliamentary elections on time. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

A nun jogs in Byblos near its famous Citadel, north of Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

A nun jogs in Byblos near its famous Citadel, north of Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Relatives attend the funeral of a Hezbollah commander, who died in combat in Syria, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)

Relatives attend the funeral of a Hezbollah commander, who died in combat in Syria, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)

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