POW Most stunning photos from Lebanon 2016

Each December, POW (Photos of the week) releases their annual, look back at the most memorable, controversial, exceptional journalistic photos of the year.
In our middle eastern traditions, we usually celebrate birthdays by saying “May you live until 120″, and out of hundreds of incredible journalistic photos from Lebanon of 2016, we wrap up a tumultuous year with 120 of our unranked favorites of the year.

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A Sufi has a spike pierced into his cheek during a ritual ceremony to commemorate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed in Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

Lebanon POW : 8 – 14 December

Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged – Jalaluddin Rumi

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