A relative of Mahdi Youssef al-Moqdad, who was killed from a bomb placed on a bus on Sunday, weeps during his funeral procession in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. On Sunday, a bomb placed on the bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media, underscoring the sectarian nature of Syria's four-year war. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Lebanon POW: 29 January – 4 February

You’ve faced horrors in these past weeks… I don’t know which is worse. The terror you feel the first time you witness such things, or the numbness that comes after it starts to become ordinary. ― Tasha Alexander.

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Migrant domestic workers of various nationalities attend the launch of the first domestic workers union, at at the headquarters of the National Federation of Unions for Workers and Employees in Lebanon (FENASOL) in Beirut. There are an estimated 200,000 migrant workers in Lebanon, primarily from Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, the Philippines and Nepal. Many have their passports confiscated by their employers upon arrival in Lebanon and are locked up insides homes. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Lebanon POW: 22 – 28 January

Social media are a catalyst for the advancement of everyone’s rights. It’s where we’re reminded that we’re all human and all equal. It’s where people can find and fight for a cause, global or local, popular or specialized, even when there are hundreds of miles between them. – Queen Rania of Jordan

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