John F. Kennedy once said “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”, sometimes you look at this quote and really wonder what can your country really do for you, especially in Lebanon.
But the essential thing, is we should always try to see what we, as individual, can do for our country, at least to make it better until this grey cloud, well more as a long storm above our heads.
A Lebanese Sunni armed woman carries a machine gun during the funeral procession of Sgt. Ali Sayid who was beheaded by Islamic militants, at his home town in Fnaydek, Akkar north Lebanon. Sayid went missing around the same time that some two dozen soldiers and police were seized by militants from Syria who overran the border town of Arsal for several days last month. The incursion was the most serious spillover yet of the Syrian civil war and escalated tensions in Lebanon, which is bitterly split over the conflict. (Hussein Malla / AP)
The wife of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Arsal, mourns during his funeral in his hometown of Fnideq in Akkar. Islamic State militants beheaded al-Sayyed, a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized the Lebanese border town for a few days last month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. (REUTERS)
Relatives and soldiers from the Lebanese army carry the coffin of Lebanese soldier Ali al-Sayyed, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in Arsal, during his funeral in his hometown of Fnideq in Akkar. (REUTERS)
Lebanese couples attending a mass wedding pose for a picture in the Roman ruins of Baalkek in eastern Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (AFP)
Lebanese soldiers inspect the remains of an alleged Israeli spying device that was found by a military intelligence patrol and reportedly blown up by Israel in the village of Adloun, southern Lebanon. According to media reports, a member of Hezbollah was killed while trying to dismantle the device. (EPA)
Lebanese soldiers stand at sunset inspecting the site where a suspicious device was found by a military intelligence patrol and reportedly blown up by Israel near the village of Adloun, southern Lebanon. (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP)
Relatives of Lebanese soldiers, kidnapped by fighters believed to be linked to IS, gather during a protest in front of the Lebanese government palace. According to media reports, 29 soldiers were abducted following clashes that erupted on 02 August near Arsal town, which borders Syria. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. (Joseph Barrak)
Heavy black smoke rises from Lebanon’s largest and oldest thermal power plant in Jieh, south of the capital Beirut.
A child pops a water balloon during an activity for children to mark the end of the summer holidays, Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A sign forbidding swimming in saida is seen while kids swim beside an adult walking pass them. (Raafat Naim / Almustaqbal)
A Malaysian Army female peacekeeper stands with comrades during a ceremony before leaving to Lebanon to participate in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), at the air force base in Subang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AZHAR RAHIM / EPA)