The Mother of Lebanese army martyr Ali Albazzal cries as she watches his photo on her cellphone (Richard Sammour / aljoumhouria)

Lebanon POW: 4 – 10 December

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. —  George Orwell

 The Mother of Lebanese army martyr Ali Albazzal cries as she watches his photo on her cellphone (Richard Sammour / aljoumhouria)

The Mother of Lebanese army martyr Ali Al-bazzal cries as she watches his photo on her cellphone (Richard Sammour / aljoumhouria)

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh during his visit to the YASA stand inside the fourth annual CSR Lebanon Forum , trying a special kind of goggles to raise awarnes about driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs (Nabil Ismail / Almustaqbal)

Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh during his visit to the YASA stand inside the fourth annual CSR Lebanon Forum , trying a special kind of goggles to raise awareness about driving under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs (Nabil Ismail / Almustaqbal)

Workers decorate a Christmas tree next to the Mohammed Al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut ahead of the Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Workers decorate a Christmas tree next to the Mohammed Al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut ahead of the Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Lebanese and Palestinian school children carry placards during a protest on the occasion of the Human Rights Day in front the UN house in down town Beirut, Lebanon. The UN General Assembly declared 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Lebanese and Palestinian school children carry placards during a protest on the occasion of the Human Rights Day in front the UN house in down town Beirut, Lebanon. The UN General Assembly declared 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

 

Syrian refugees remove their belongings from tents before dismantling it at a makeshift settlement in al-Rafid town, in the Bekaa valley. Local authorities ordered Syrian refugees to remove their tents in the town of al-Rafid, and gave other refugees in the area until the end of the month to find alternative accommodation. Lebanon has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world, with one in four residents a refugee, many of them living in the poorest areas. (Shawky Haj / REUTERS)

Syrian refugees remove their belongings from tents before dismantling it at a makeshift settlement in al-Rafid town, in the Bekaa valley. Local authorities ordered Syrian refugees to remove their tents in the town of al-Rafid, and gave other refugees in the area until the end of the month to find alternative accommodation. Lebanon has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world, with one in four residents a refugee, many of them living in the poorest areas. (Shawky Haj / REUTERS)

Relatives of Lebanese soldiers, who were captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, sit near a vehicle with a banner of soldier Ali al-Bazzal, during a protest demanding the release of soldiers and pressuring the government to act, as families block the North entrance of downtown Beirut. Syria's al Qaeda offshoot Nusra said on Friday it killed captive Lebanese soldier al-Bazzal in retaliation for the arrest by Lebanese authorities of women identified as wives of Islamist militants. Families of Lebanese soldiers held by militants blocked roads in Beirut and highways between major cities on Saturday, pressing the government to do more to free them. More than two dozen members of the Lebanese security forces are being held by Sunni Islamists. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Relatives of Lebanese soldiers, who were captured by Islamist militants in Arsal, sit near a vehicle with a banner of soldier Ali al-Bazzal, during a protest demanding the release of soldiers and pressuring the government to act, as families block the North entrance of downtown Beirut. Syria’s al Qaeda offshoot Nusra said on Friday it killed captive Lebanese soldier al-Bazzal in retaliation for the arrest by Lebanese authorities of women identified as wives of Islamist militants. Families of Lebanese soldiers held by militants blocked roads in Beirut and highways between major cities on Saturday, pressing the government to do more to free them. More than two dozen members of the Lebanese security forces are being held by Sunni Islamists. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Jumblatt visits the families of the kidnapped soldiers in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut. (Khalil Hassan / The Daily Star)

Walid Jumblatt visits the families of the kidnapped soldiers in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut. (Khalil Hassan / The Daily Star)

Masked gunmen man a checkpoint in Bazalia village, home of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Bazzal who was killed by Nusra Front, on a road that links Arsal to Baalbek. Syria's al Qaeda offshoot Nusra said on Friday it killed captive Lebanese soldier al-Bazzal in retaliation for the arrest by Lebanese authorities of women identified as wives of Islamist militants. The soldier was one of more than two dozen members of the security forces taken captive by militants affiliated to the Nusra Front and Islamic State when they staged an attack on the Lebanese border town of Arsal in August. (Ahmad Shalha / REUTERS)

Masked gunmen man a checkpoint in Bazalia village, home of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Bazzal who was killed by Nusra Front, on a road that links Arsal to Baalbek. Syria’s al Qaeda offshoot Nusra said on Friday it killed captive Lebanese soldier al-Bazzal in retaliation for the arrest by Lebanese authorities of women identified as wives of Islamist militants. The soldier was one of more than two dozen members of the security forces taken captive by militants affiliated to the Nusra Front and Islamic State when they staged an attack on the Lebanese border town of Arsal in August. (Ahmad Shalha / REUTERS)

Lebanese army soldiers carry the coffin of Lebanese army adjutant Mahmoud Nurredin (seen in poster), who was killed while dismantling an explosive device outside the town of Arsal on the border with Syria on Wednesday, during his funeral in the town of Kafarman, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Lebanese army soldiers carry the coffin of Lebanese army adjutant Mahmoud Nurredin (seen in poster), who was killed while dismantling an explosive device outside the town of Arsal on the border with Syria on Wednesday, during his funeral in the town of Kafarman, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Palestinians, who had fled the fighting in Syria, carry signs during a protest, asking for help in improving their living conditions and demanding humanitarian asylum, in front of the Offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Beirut. The sign (L) reads, "We don't want aid, we demand asylum." (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

Palestinians, who had fled the fighting in Syria, carry signs during a protest, asking for help in improving their living conditions and demanding humanitarian asylum, in front of the Offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Beirut. The sign (L) reads, “We don’t want aid, we demand asylum.” (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)

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4 comments

  • Inass Tamim December 11, 2014   Reply →

    i cried after seeing your “Lebanon Pow” for this week :(.. it’s too tragic

    • Ghazayel December 11, 2014   Reply →

      Unfortunately.. I hope to see more joyful photos during the next few weeks with the Christmas and New Year celebrations

  • Inass Tamim December 12, 2014   Reply →

    i hope too 🙂

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