A Lebanese activist holds a loudspeaker as he lies on a car that tried to cross to the Lebanese parliament building during a protest against the extension of the Lebanese parliament, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Demonstrators on Wednesday blocked roads leading to the parliament and threw tomatoes at lawmakers' cars. Lebanon's parliament is attempting to extend its own term in office by more than two years. But a group of protesters is trying to stop it. (Hussein Malla / AP)

Lebanon POW: 30Oct – 5Nov

What creates freedom? A revolution in the streets? Mass protest? Civil war? A change of government? The ousting of the old guard and its replacement by the new? History, more often than not, shows that hopes raised by such events are often dashed, sooner rather than later.– Jonathan Sacks.

Welcome to a new Lebanese POW edition for this week, gathering photos from the latest protest against the extension of the parliament, without forgetting Ashura and the astonishing images local photographers took from Lebanon.

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Afghan Shiite Muslim devotees flagellate themselves during a morning procession marking the day of Ashura in Kabul. (Haroon Sabawoon / Anadolu Agency)

International POW: 28Oct – 3Nov

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this. — Henry David Thoreauasfd.

Welcome to a new weekly post of International POW, where we bring you the best photos from around the world, only for you.

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A Lebanese army soldier holds his weapon after being deployed to tighten security, following clashes between Lebanese soldiers and Islamist gunmen in Tripoli. Guns fell silent in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Monday after two days of deadly battles between the army and Islamist gunmen, some of the worst fighting to spill over into Lebanon from Syria's civil war next door. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

Lebanon POW: 23 – 29 October

As I was digging everywhere to find almost every positive photo that has been taken this week, I couldn’t but to publish what has been happening in Tripoli, north of Lebanon, which miraculously ended in a weird situation, like almost everything in this country.

But, even in these dark moments that Lebanese live in, there is always some nice moments that, perhaps didn’t have the right media spotlight to talk about them more and more.

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A Palestinian protester protects his face as he stands in front of burning tires during a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. (JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP - Getty Images)

International POW: 21 – 27 October

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. ― Ernest Hemingway.

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A villager rests while harvesting olives in Anqoun town, south Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Lebanon POW: 16 – 22 October

Closing the roads, kidnapping, burning tires.

These actions have become part of our daily life in Lebanon, but still, we could consider our country as – an almost – calm country.

And the main reason behind what is happening can only be related to what Nelson Mandela once said “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw”.

Welcome to a new POW post, with amazing photos taken this week, selected only for you.

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