There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. –  Elie Wiesel

Lebanese riot policemen drag two anti-government protesters as they clash on a road leading to the parliament building before a scheduled meeting of political leaders to try to solve the on-going trash crisis and government dysfunction, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanese police beat back protesters in downtown Beirut Wednesday ahead of the second session of dialogue between senior politicians, amid widespread anger over the government’s failure to deal with the country’s trash crisis and other political problems. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese riot policemen drag two anti-government protesters as they clash on a road leading to the parliament building before a scheduled meeting of political leaders to try to solve the on-going trash crisis and government dysfunction, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanese police beat back protesters in downtown Beirut Wednesday ahead of the second session of dialogue between senior politicians, amid widespread anger over the government’s failure to deal with the country’s trash crisis and other political problems. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese activists from 'You Stink' campaign clash with riot police after a protest against today’s session of a dialogue of top political figures, accused by the group of failing to resolve a crisis over rubbish building up in the streets, in downtown Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese activists from ‘You Stink’ campaign clash with riot police after a protest against today’s session of a dialogue of top political figures, accused by the group of failing to resolve a crisis over rubbish building up in the streets, in downtown Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese activists from 'You Stink' campaign clash with riot police after a protest against today’s session of a dialogue of top political figures, accused by the group of failing to resolve a crisis over rubbish building up in the streets. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese activists from ‘You Stink’ campaign clash with riot police after a protest against today’s session of a dialogue of top political figures, accused by the group of failing to resolve a crisis over rubbish building up in the streets. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese activists from 'You Stink' campaign are arrested by security forces during clashes following a protest against today’s session of a dialogue of top political figures, accused by the group of failing to resolve a crisis over rubbish building up in the streets. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese activists from ‘You Stink’ campaign are arrested by security forces during clashes following a protest against today’s session of a dialogue of top political figures, accused by the group of failing to resolve a crisis over rubbish building up in the streets. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Police member trying to steal Reuters photographer, Hasan Shaaban, camera during a demonstration in Beirut.
Police member trying to steal Reuters photographer, Hasan Shaaban, camera during a demonstration in Beirut. (Dar al Mussawir)
Lebanese activists shout slogans during a protest at downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Lebanese activists shout slogans during a protest at downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Garbage is piled in temporary dump in the area of Karantina in Beirut (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Garbage is piled in temporary dump in the area of Karantina in Beirut (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Contestants in Miss Tourism World 2015 Pageant walk to their bus past Lebanese activists from 'You Stink' campaign in downtown Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Contestants in Miss Tourism World 2015 Pageant walk to their bus past Lebanese activists from ‘You Stink’ campaign in downtown Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Archaeologists from the British Museum team excavate at the Freres College site in the southern Lebanese city, where the team found artefacts and skulls dating back to the crusader period, in Sidon, Lebanon. (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP / Getty Images)
Archaeologists from the British Museum team excavate at the Freres College site in the southern Lebanese city, where the team found artefacts and skulls dating back to the crusader period, in Sidon, Lebanon. (Mahmoud Zayyat / AFP / Getty Images)
Waref Sleiman, an activist from the "You Stink" protest movement, who has been on a hunger strike since September 3, sits with tape over his mouth during a silent protest to support activists taking part in an open-ended hunger strike, in front of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. The activists are on the hunger strike in a bid to get the Lebanese environment minister to resign over a rubbish disposal crisis. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Waref Sleiman, an activist from the “You Stink” protest movement, who has been on a hunger strike since September 3, sits with tape over his mouth during a silent protest to support activists taking part in an open-ended hunger strike, in front of the Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. The activists are on the hunger strike in a bid to get the Lebanese environment minister to resign over a rubbish disposal crisis. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Protesters, calling on minister Mohamad Al Machnouk to resign over a rubbish disposal crisis, leave garbage at one of the entrances to the environment ministry in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Protesters, calling on minister Mohamad Al Machnouk to resign over a rubbish disposal crisis, leave garbage at one of the entrances to the environment ministry in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Lebanese demonstraters picnic at Beirut's Zaitunay Bay during a protest as a part of the "Change is Coming" campaign against the privatisation of public spaces. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese demonstrators picnic at Beirut’s Zaitunay Bay during a protest as a part of the “Change is Coming” campaign against the privatization of public spaces. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese activists have a picnic in front of a banner reading in Arabic 'The sea to us' during a protest in Zeitouna Bay, Beirut. Hundreds of Lebanese activists staged a demonstration reclaiming areas of the Beirut water front on behalf of the general public. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Lebanese activists have a picnic in front of a banner reading in Arabic ‘The sea to us’ during a protest in Zeitouna Bay, Beirut. Hundreds of Lebanese activists staged a demonstration reclaiming areas of the Beirut water front on behalf of the general public. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Lebanese demonstraters remove barbed wire along Beirut's Rawshe seafront during a protest as a part of the "Change is Coming" campaign against the privatisation of public spaces. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese demonstrators remove barbed wire along Beirut’s Rawshe seafront during a protest as a part of the “Change is Coming” campaign against the privatisation of public spaces. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A group of protester demonstrate against government corruption, outside the building of Lebanese Ministry of Finance in Beirut. (BILAL JAWICH / ANADOLU AGENCY)
A group of protester demonstrate against government corruption, outside the building of Lebanese Ministry of Finance in Beirut. (BILAL JAWICH / ANADOLU AGENCY)
A Syrian man holds his family's passports as he lines up with other Syrians to apply for asylum visas, outside the German embassy, in Rabieh, north Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A Syrian man holds his family’s passports as he lines up with other Syrians to apply for asylum visas, outside the German embassy, in Rabieh, north Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Sed El Boucrieh School with Lebanese Education minister, Mr Elias Bou Saab, in Beirut. Cameron arrived on Monday to visit refugees and meet with his Lebanese counterpart Tammam Salam. (Stefan Rousseau / Pool / REUTERS)
Prime Minister David Cameron visits the Sed El Boucrieh School with Lebanese Education minister, Elias Bou Saab, in Beirut. Cameron arrived on Monday to visit refugees and meet with his Lebanese counterpart Tammam Salam. (Stefan Rousseau / Pool / REUTERS)
Prime Minister David Cameron meets a Syrian refugee family in a settlement camp in the Bekaa Valley. (Stefan Rousseau / Pool / REUTERS)
Prime Minister David Cameron meets a Syrian refugee family in a settlement camp in the Bekaa Valley. (Stefan Rousseau / Pool / REUTERS)
Lebanese designer Elie Saab poses with his wife Claudine as he presents his new collection of scarfs during the 3rd edition of the Beirut Art Week in downtown Beirut (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese designer Elie Saab poses with his wife Claudine as he presents his new collection of scarfs during the 3rd edition of the Beirut Art Week in downtown Beirut (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A traditional musical group performs during a traditional dance festival held in Maaser al Shouf village in Mount Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A traditional musical group performs during a traditional dance festival held in Maaser al Shouf village in Mount Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Lebanese Christians take pictures of a bonfire as they celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the village of Dlebta north of Beirut. The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320 under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem, and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which mark the site of the Crucifixion. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Lebanese Christians take pictures of a bonfire as they celebrate the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in the village of Dlebta north of Beirut. The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320 under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem, and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which mark the site of the Crucifixion. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Druze clergymen, right, take pictures with their mobile phones for the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, left, who is speaks during a memorial service of Sheikh Wahid Balous, who was assassinated last week in a bombing attack in the southern Syrian city of Sweida, at the sect's headquarters in Beirut. Balous was one of the strongest opponents of President Bashar Assad among the Druze minority sect that he belonged to. He died in the explosions that went off near the National Hospital in the predominantly Druze stronghold of Sweida. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Druze clergymen, right, take pictures with their mobile phones for the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, left, who is speaks during a memorial service of Sheikh Wahid Balous, who was assassinated last week in a bombing attack in the southern Syrian city of Sweida, at the sect’s headquarters in Beirut. Balous was one of the strongest opponents of President Bashar Assad among the Druze minority sect that he belonged to. He died in the explosions that went off near the National Hospital in the predominantly Druze stronghold of Sweida. (Hussein Malla / AP)
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