A man dressed up in a Lebanese flag attends a demonstration against proposed tax increase, in Beirut. (Alia Haju / REUTERS)

Lebanon POW : 16 – 22 March

Nothing is very constant in Beirut. Certainly not dreams. But despair isn’t constant either. Beirut is a city to be loved and hated a thousand times a day. Every day. It is exhausting, but it is also beautiful. – Nasri Atallah.

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Illuminated signs of Valentine's Day decorate a shopping district in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

Lebanon POW : 2 – 8 February

Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Perhaps I’ve spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high. – Fifty Shades of Grey.

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