A visitor takes pictures of sarcophagi displayed inside Beirut's National Museum during International Museum Day in, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Lebanon POW : 18 – 24 May

When​ ​two​ ​cultures​ ​clash,​ ​the​ ​loser​ ​is​ ​obliterated, and​ ​the​ ​winner​ ​writes​ ​the​ ​history​ ​books-books​ ​which glorify​ ​their​ ​own​ ​cause​ ​and​ ​disparage​ ​the​ ​conquered foe.​ ​As​ ​Napoleon​ ​once​ ​said,​ ​’What​ ​is​ ​history,​ ​but​ ​a fable​ ​agreed​ ​upon?”​ ​-​ ​Dan​ ​Brown. 
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Supporters of the Lebanese Communist party take part in a May Day rally in Beirut, Lebanon. (Anwar Amro / AFP)

Lebanon POW : 27 April – 3 May

Bourgeois society ought long ago to have gone to the dogs through sheer idleness; for those of its members who work, acquire nothing, and those who acquire anything, do not work. – Karl Marx.

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