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”.
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A villager rests while harvesting olives in Anqoun town, south Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS) A worker inspects olive paste as it is being pressed to extract oil at an olive press in Anqoun town, south Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS) Relatives of Lebanese soldiers who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants and the Nusra Front in Arsal block the road during a protest to demand action to secure the captives release at downtown Beirut. According to media reports, 29 soldiers were abducted following clashes between Lebanese security forces and militants suspected of being part of JAN and IS that erupted on 02 August near the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border. A statement was released by militants on 30 August saying nine soldiers would be killed if Islamist prisoners held by Lebanon were not released following which five Lebanese soldiers were released on 31 August. 24 are still being held and one was beheaded 06 September for allegedly trying to escape. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA) Security forces try to carry protestor’ barricade as relatives of Lebanese soldiers protest in front of the Grand Serail. Lebanese soldiers kidnapped by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) and Jabhat al-Nusra three months ago. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency) People protest in front of Beirut municipality against the “looting” of public spaces by the government and political parties. (Haitham Moussawi / AFP) A boy inspects snails on top of a wooden box in Darb Seim town, south Lebanon. After the first rain of autumn, Snail farmers of Darb Seim town collect snails and place them inside wooden boxes before selling them for consumption at around $3.30 for 100 snails. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS) Syrian refugees rest beside a film poster used as part of a tent in an informal settlement in Zahle in the Bekaa valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS) Lookouts for the Lebanese army in the village of Chebaa near the border with Israel (Joseph Barrak / Aljoumhouria) The arab women basketball clubs championship, ended in Riyadi claiming the title, after defeating Sporting from Egypt in the final 84-75. The road to the title was hard, but the Riyadi ladies, led by Rebecca Akl who scored 30 points in the final, were able to overcome all their opponents to win the prestigious title. (Riyadi) U.N. peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) buy fish in the port city of Sidon, southern. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS) A child receives polio vaccination at an informal settlement of Syrian refugee in Zahle in the Bekaa valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)