The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. – Eleanor Roosevelt.

Christians gather around a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Beirut. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)
Christians gather around a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Beirut. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)
Christians carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima as they exit the Lebanese parliament building during a procession in downtown Beirut. Organizers said the procession was held as a prayer to hope for a new Lebanese president. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Christians carry a statue of Our Lady of Fatima as they exit the Lebanese parliament building during a procession in downtown Beirut. Organizers said the procession was held as a prayer to hope for a new Lebanese president. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Men smoke a hookah on a tiny island just off the coast of the port city of Sidon in southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Men smoke a hookah on a tiny island just off the coast of the port city of Sidon in southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Walid Jumblatt, stands with clerics shortly after a meeting of the Druze community's religious leadership in Beirut. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Walid Jumblatt, stands with clerics shortly after a meeting of the Druze community’s religious leadership in Beirut. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A woman walks near decorations erected ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the port city of Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A woman walks near decorations erected ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the port city of Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A Syrian refugee woman holds her baby outside a tent at an unofficial refugee camp in the area of Arida, north of Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A Syrian refugee woman holds her baby outside a tent at an unofficial refugee camp in the area of Arida, north of Beirut. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A whirling dervish performs during a celebration ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan in front of al-Amin mosque, in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A whirling dervish performs during a celebration ahead of the upcoming holy fasting month of Ramadan in front of al-Amin mosque, in downtown Beirut. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Lebanese scout members march from Beirut Municipality building to the es- Suheda square to mark the coming Ramadan. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)
Lebanese scout members march from Beirut Municipality building to the es- Suheda square to mark the coming Ramadan. (Bilal Jawich / Anadolu Agency)
People release sky lanterns during Lebanon Lantern Festival in Beirut. The festival took place this year under the slogan 'We Remember', inciting people to recall their good memories they had in the city and drawing attention to the concern over public space in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
People release sky lanterns during Lebanon Lantern Festival in Beirut. The festival took place this year under the slogan ‘We Remember’, inciting people to recall their good memories they had in the city and drawing attention to the concern over public space in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Members of Hezbollah carry the coffin of fighter Mahmoud Ibrahim during a funeral in Beirut of two Hezbollah combatants who were killed in battle alongside government forces in the Syria. (AFP / STR)
Members of Hezbollah carry the coffin of fighter Mahmoud Ibrahim during a funeral in Beirut of two Hezbollah combatants who were killed in battle alongside government forces in the Syria. (AFP / STR)
Visitors look at a driver performing in his car during the Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show (LMTS) in Jounieh. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Visitors look at a driver performing in his car during the Lebanon Motorsport and Tuning Show (LMTS) in Jounieh. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Huwaida, daughter of Lebanese diva Sabah, poses next to her mother's dress upon arriving for the Beirut International Awards Festivals (BIAF) at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Huwaida, daughter of Lebanese diva Sabah, poses next to her mother’s dress upon arriving for the Beirut International Awards Festivals (BIAF) at Zaitunay Bay in Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanese asinger Joseph Atiyeh taking a selfie during the "Lawenha - Mar Elias Street Festival" in Beirut, organized by the "Mar Elias Traders Association". (Joseph Atiyeh / Instagram)
Lebanese asinger Joseph Atiyeh taking a selfie during the “Lawenha – Mar Elias Street Festival” in Beirut, organized by the “Mar Elias Traders Association”. (Joseph Atiyeh / Instagram)
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