Lebanese riot policemen stand guard during a demonstration held by relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by Islamic militants, to demand action to secure the captives' release, in front of government headquarters in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. The militants, including the al-Qaida linked Nusra Front and the extremist Islamic State group, are holding some 20 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostages since August, when they briefly overran a Lebanese border town. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Lebanon POW: 13 – 19 November

Corruption is worse than prostitution. The latter might endanger the morals of an individual, the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country. — Karl Kraussd.

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