Welcome to a new POW post, check out the hand picked photos taken this week, from the presidential palace, to the syrian presidential election, without forgetting the small trip to Palestine.
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Lebanese men stage a performance as they mark the 14th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from their former “security zone” in south Lebanon in the southern city of Sidon. Israel pulled out of the area on May 24, 2000 after 22 years of occupation. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
A rainbow forms over buildings after a rain shower in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese President Michel Sleiman sits inside a car as he leaves the presidential palace in Baabda on the last day of his presidential mandate. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese supporters of Shiite Hezbollah movement gather in the southern town of Bint Jbeil, to watch a televised address by Hassan Nasrallah, the movement’s chief, to mark the 14th anniversary of the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon. Nasrallah said that the Syrian regime and the ‘resistance axis’ including his Lebanese Shiite militant movement would triumph in Syria’s conflict. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
The recently rennovated Sanayah Garden, one of Beirut’s few public parks. (Marwan Tahtah / Al-akhbar)
A fireman sprays water on Syrian expatriates living in Lebanon to keep them cool, as they arrive to cast their ballots in their country’s presidential elections, outside the Syrian Embassy in Yarze east of Beirut. Filling the streets around the embassy in Beirut, thousands of Syrians turned out to vote in a controversial presidential election that Bashar al-Assad is expected to clinch effortlessly, as civil war rages. (JOSEPH EID/AFO)
Syrians who live in Lebanon cast their ballots for their country’s presidential election at the Syrian embassy in Yarze, east of Beirut. Thousands of supporters of Bashar Assad flocked to their embassy in Lebanon on Wednesday as expat voting started ahead of Syria’s June 3 presidential election – a vote highly contentious amid the civil war but one that is widely expected to give the Syrian president a third seven-year term in office. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Syrians living in Lebanon, hold the posters of President Bashar al-Assad and national flags as they arrive at the Syrian Embassy in Beirut to cast their ballots in the Syrian presidential elections. The election will be held inside Syria on June 3, 2014. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu agency)
A fundraising event was held at Beirut’s Ramleh l bayda, where people released sky lanterns with wishes written on it, the profits went to FoodBlessed, Remy Rbeiz Young Heart Foundation, Spring of life. (Ali Lamaa / Assafir)
Cardinal Bechara Rai, the first leader of Lebanon’s largest Christian sect, the Maronite Catholic Church to visit Jerusalem since Israel captured the city’s eastern sector, arrives to attend a mass in the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. This has triggered anger in Lebanon, which bans its citizens from traveling to archenemy Israel. Hezbollah group warned that Rai’s trip to Jerusalem could have “dangerous and negative repercussions.” (Majdi Mohammed / AP)