Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. ― Honoré de Balzac

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)
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)
Women blocking a road join hands near a Lebanese security officer during a protest against the detention of Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir by Lebanese authorities, in Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Women blocking a road join hands near a Lebanese security officer during a protest against the detention of Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir by Lebanese authorities, in Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
United Nations (U.N.) Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien waves to a Syrian refugee boy as he leaves after a visit to a makeshift settlement in Saadnayel in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
United Nations (U.N.) Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien waves to a Syrian refugee boy as he leaves after a visit to a makeshift settlement in Saadnayel in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher performs during the 30th Beiteddine Festival in Lebanon's Chouf mountains. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher performs during the 30th Beiteddine Festival in Lebanon’s Chouf mountains. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah listen to him speak onscreen during a rally marking the ninth anniversary of the end of Hezbollah's 2006 war with Israel, in Wadi al-Hujeir, southern Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah listen to him speak onscreen during a rally marking the ninth anniversary of the end of Hezbollah’s 2006 war with Israel, in Wadi al-Hujeir, southern Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Supporters of the 'Free Patriotic Movement' party of Presidential candidate General Michel Aoun carry party flags during a protest claiming violations of constitution, at Martyrs Square in Beirut. Lebanese politicians have been unable to agree on a replacement for former president Michel Suleiman for over four hundred days since his mandated ended, swapping blame over the prolonged deadlock. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Supporters of the ‘Free Patriotic Movement’ party of Presidential candidate General Michel Aoun carry party flags during a protest claiming violations of constitution, at Martyrs Square in Beirut. Lebanese politicians have been unable to agree on a replacement for former president Michel Suleiman for over four hundred days since his mandated ended, swapping blame over the prolonged deadlock. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A composite picture of Fugitive Lebanese cleric Ahmad al-Assir, with the image on the right showing his most recent appearance uncovered after failing to avoid arrest with '70s makeover'. Military prosecutors have sought the death penalty against him after his followers killed soldiers.
A composite picture of Fugitive Lebanese cleric Ahmad al-Assir, with the image on the right showing his most recent appearance uncovered after failing to avoid arrest with ’70s makeover’. Military prosecutors have sought the death penalty against him after his followers killed soldiers.
People swim during sunset at Tyre beach in southern Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
People swim during sunset at Tyre beach in southern Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
People enjoy the warm weather on a beach in Naqoura, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
People enjoy the warm weather on a beach in Naqoura, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
'You Stink' anti-corruption environmental activists are sprayed with water canon as they protest in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut to protest against procrastination in resolving the alarming garbage crisis. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)
‘You Stink’ anti-corruption environmental activists are sprayed with water canon as they protest in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut to protest against procrastination in resolving the alarming garbage crisis. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)
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