No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. — Steve Jobs

Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam listen to a translation during after adressing the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels, on December 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Tammam Salam listen to a translation during after addressing the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP)
Family members of Lebanese army soldier Ali Mohammad, who was killed during an ambush in Ras Baalbek when gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers, mourn at his funeral in his hometown of Habshit in Akkar. Gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers when they attacked an army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, the army and a Lebanese security source said. The source said the gunmen crossed from Syria to the mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek after dark and ambushed the patrol. Clashes between gunmen and a special army unit erupted after the attack and the army was able to retrieve the bodies of six of its soldiers. (Stringer / REUTERS)
Family members of Lebanese army soldier Ali Mohammad, who was killed during an ambush in Ras Baalbek when gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers, mourn at his funeral in his hometown of Habshit in Akkar. Gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers when they attacked an army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, the army and a Lebanese security source said. The source said the gunmen crossed from Syria to the mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek after dark and ambushed the patrol. Clashes between gunmen and a special army unit erupted after the attack and the army was able to retrieve the bodies of six of its soldiers. (Stringer / REUTERS)
Security personnel escort Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki (2nd R) as he walks with Head of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc Mohamed Raadat (3rd R) in Hezbollah's "resistance museum" during a visit to Mleeta village, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Security personnel escort Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki (2nd R) as he walks with Head of Hezbollah’s parliamentary bloc Mohamed Raad (3rd R) in Hezbollah’s “resistance museum” during a visit to Mleeta village, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Mourners and relatives of Lebanese singer Sabah carry her coffin during the funeral procession outside of the Saint George Church in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. According to media reports Sabah, whose real name is Jeanette Gergis al-Feghali died on 26 November 2014 at the age of 87. She launched her singing and acting career in the early 50s, quickly becoming a household name in much of the Arab world. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Mourners and relatives of Lebanese singer Sabah carry her coffin during the funeral procession outside of the Saint George Church in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. According to media reports Sabah, whose real name is Jeanette Gergis al-Feghali died on 26 November 2014 at the age of 87. She launched her singing and acting career in the early 50s, quickly becoming a household name in much of the Arab world. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai heads the prayers during the funeral of Lebanese poet Said Akl at St. Georges church in downtown Beirut. Said Akl, one of Lebanon's most prominent 20th-century poets, died on Friday at over 100 years of age. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai heads the prayers during the funeral of Lebanese poet Said Akl at St. Georges church in downtown Beirut. Said Akl, one of Lebanon’s most prominent 20th-century poets, died on Friday at almostĀ 102 years of age. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers kidnapped in August by militants affiliated with the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front (JAN) following clashes in Arsal, block the road during a protest to demand the Lebanese Government takes action to secure the captives release, Beirut, Lebanon. According to media sources JAN issued a statement 02 Novemeber once again saying the organisation was prepared to release the hostages in exchange for Islamist prisoners held in Syria and Lebanon, though both Governments refused the offer, and the future of Qatari brokered negotiations remains unclear, but following previous protests JAN did postpone further beheadings they had previously warned would take place if their demands were not met. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers kidnapped in August by militants affiliated with the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) and the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front (JAN) following clashes in Arsal, block the road during a protest to demand the Lebanese Government takes action to secure the captives release, Beirut, Lebanon. According to media sources JAN issued a statement 02 Novemeber once again saying the organisation was prepared to release the hostages in exchange for Islamist prisoners held in Syria and Lebanon, though both Governments refused the offer, and the future of Qatari brokered negotiations remains unclear, but following previous protests JAN did postpone further beheadings they had previously warned would take place if their demands were not met. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
The sister of Lebanese soldier Ali Bazzal, who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants, cries as she sits on the ground blocking a main road, after Nusra Front released this afternoon a picture for her brother with a sword points on his neck threatened to kill him within hours if Lebanese authorities do not release a woman that is being held over terrorism charges, as she protests demanding that the government negotiate with the militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday. Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital. Several protesters and some journalists were also beaten by security forces as they broke up the demonstration. (Hussein Malla / AP)
The sister of Lebanese soldier Ali Bazzal, who was kidnapped by Islamic State militants, cries as she sits on the ground blocking a main road, after Nusra Front released this afternoon a picture for her brother with a sword points on his neck threatened to kill him within hours if Lebanese authorities do not release a woman that is being held over terrorism charges, as she protests demanding that the government negotiate with the militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday. Police used water cannons to break up a protest Friday by relatives of several kidnapped Lebanese soldiers, after the protesters blocked a main highway in the capital. Several protesters and some journalists were also beaten by security forces as they broke up the demonstration. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Zainab Bazzal, 43, mother of Lebanese soldier Ali Bazzal, who was kidnapped by Islamic militants, reacts after she was beaten by riot policemen while blocking roads with other families, during a demonstration a day after the Nusra Front threatened to kill one of the soldiers and demanding that the government negotiate seriously with the militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Friday. Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by Islamic militants, during which they closed off a main highway in the capital. Several of the protesters and journalists were also beaten up a security forces sought to reopen the road. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Zainab Bazzal, 43, mother of Lebanese soldier Ali Bazzal, who was kidnapped by Islamic militants, reacts after she was beaten by riot policemen while blocking roads with other families, during a demonstration a day after the Nusra Front threatened to kill one of the soldiers and demanding that the government negotiate seriously with the militants, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Police have used water cannons to break up a protest by relatives of Lebanese soldiers held hostage by Islamic militants, during which they closed off a main highway in the capital. Several of the protesters and journalists were also beaten up a security forces sought to reopen the road. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Residents cheer to a Lebanese Army helicopter during an event called "United Hands for Lebanon" to express solidarity with Lebanon, in Tyre, southern Lebanon. An independent initiative, called United Hands For Lebanon, has called for Lebanese citizens to create a virtual human chain by holdings hands across the Lebanese border from North to South calling for peace, unity and to refuse discrimination and war, local media reported. (Haidar Hawila / REUTERS)
Residents cheer to a Lebanese Army helicopter during an event called “United Hands for Lebanon” to express solidarity with Lebanon, in Tyre, southern Lebanon. An independent initiative, called United Hands For Lebanon, has called for Lebanese citizens to create a virtual human chain by holdings hands across the Lebanese border from North to South calling for peace, unity and to refuse discrimination and war, local media reported. (Haidar Hawila / REUTERS)
Syrian refugee girls stand near their tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Syrian refugee girls stand near their tent at a refugee camp in Zahle in the Bekaa valley. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Lebanese army soldiers, friends and family members mourn for soldier Ali Mohammad, who was killed during an ambush in Ras Baalbek when gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers, during his funeral in his hometown of Habshit in Akkar. Gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers when they attacked an army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, the army and a Lebanese security source said. The source said the gunmen crossed from Syria to the mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek after dark and ambushed the patrol. Clashes between gunmen and a special army unit erupted after the attack and the army was able to retrieve the bodies of six of its soldiers. (Stringer / REUTERS)
Lebanese army soldiers, friends and family members mourn for soldier Ali Mohammad, who was killed during an ambush in Ras Baalbek when gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers, during his funeral in his hometown of Habshit in Akkar. Gunmen killed at least six Lebanese soldiers when they attacked an army patrol near the border with Syria on Tuesday, the army and a Lebanese security source said. The source said the gunmen crossed from Syria to the mountainous border town of Ras Baalbek after dark and ambushed the patrol. Clashes between gunmen and a special army unit erupted after the attack and the army was able to retrieve the bodies of six of its soldiers. (Stringer / REUTERS)
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