Lebanon POW: 13 -19 August

A woman trying to close the road clashes with a Lebanese security officer during a protest against the detention of Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir by Lebanese authorities, in Sidon, south Lebanon. Lebanese authorities detained the hardline Sunni Islamist cleric wanted for attacks on the Lebanese army as he tried to flee the country on Saturday, security officials said. Assir, a Lebanese citizen, was arrested at Beirut airport as he tried to depart using a forged passport, the officials said. The National News Agency said he wanted to travel to Egypt. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)