Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. – Albert Camus.

A Shi'ite Muslim woman walks past mannequins displaying black clothing in Nabatieh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A Shi’ite Muslim woman walks past mannequins displaying black clothing in Nabatieh. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Muslim Shi'ite girls take part in a march organised by Hezbollah during a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during a mourning process, ahead of the day of Ashura, in Saksakieh village. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Muslim Shi’ite girls take part in a march organised by Hezbollah during a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during a mourning process, ahead of the day of Ashura, in Saksakieh village. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A Muslim Shi'ite boy carries a toy gun while standing next to a picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as he takes part in a march organised by Hezbollah during a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during a mourning process, ahead of the day of Ashura, in Saksakieh village. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A Muslim Shi’ite boy carries a toy gun while standing next to a picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as he takes part in a march organised by Hezbollah during a re-enactment of the battle of Kerbala during a mourning process, ahead of the day of Ashura, in Saksakieh village. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A pro-regime Syrian carries a placard with pictures of Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah (R), Russian President, Vladimir Putin (2 - R), Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad (2-L), and Lebanese Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri (L), during a rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut. Some hundred pro-Syrian regime supporters gathered outside the Russian Embassy in a display of support for Russian airstrikes in Syria, which have bolstered the incumbent regime which had previously suffered a series of set backs at the hands of armed opposition groups in the country's ongoing civil war. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A pro-regime Syrian carries a placard with pictures of Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah (R), Russian President, Vladimir Putin (2 – R), Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad (2-L), and Lebanese Parliament Speaker, Nabih Berri (L), during a rally in front of the Russian Embassy in Beirut. Some hundred pro-Syrian regime supporters gathered outside the Russian Embassy in a display of support for Russian airstrikes in Syria, which have bolstered the incumbent regime which had previously suffered a series of set backs at the hands of armed opposition groups in the country’s ongoing civil war. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
More than 1,000 people gathered in Downtown Beirut to honor the Army’s former Commando Regiment chief Brig. Gen. Shamel Roukoz for his military service as he went into retirement. (George Fghali / Tayyar.org)
More than 1,000 people gathered in Downtown Beirut to honor the Army’s former Commando Regiment chief Brig. Gen. Shamel Roukoz for his military service as he went into retirement. (George Fghali / Tayyar.org)
A Lebanese activists from the 'You Stink' movement waves a national flag while another holds a placard reading in Arabic 'I am not an infidel, I am harrowed' by a barricade during a protest in front the Government Palace. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A Lebanese activists from the ‘You Stink’ movement waves a national flag while another holds a placard reading in Arabic ‘I am not an infidel, I am harrowed’ by a barricade during a protest in front the Government Palace. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanese activists from 'You Stink' movement try to remove a barbed wire barricade during a protest in front the Government Palace, Beirut. Activists demanded the release of fellow protesters Waref Suleiman and Piere Hachach, arrested at the military court 08 October 2015, and the resigantion of the Lebanese Government amid the ongoing garbage crisis. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanese activists from ‘You Stink’ movement try to remove a barbed wire barricade during a protest in front the Government Palace, Beirut. Activists demanded the release of fellow protesters Waref Suleiman and Piere Hachach, arrested at the military court 08 October 2015, and the resigantion of the Lebanese Government amid the ongoing garbage crisis. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Relatives of the Safwan family mourn upon the arrival of seven bodies from their family at the Beirut international airport. Seven members of the Lebanese family drowned after the boat carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Mediterranean. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Relatives of the Safwan family mourn upon the arrival of seven bodies from their family at the Beirut international airport. Seven members of the Lebanese family drowned after the boat carrying them from Turkey to Greece sank in the Mediterranean. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Lebanese Sunni Muslim clerics from the Association of Muslims Scholars in Lebanon carry placards during an anti-Russia protest in front of the Russian embassy in Beirut. Tens of Sunni clerics gathered to protest against Russian airstrikes in Syria. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanese Sunni Muslim clerics from the Association of Muslims Scholars in Lebanon carry placards during an anti-Russia protest in front of the Russian embassy in Beirut. Tens of Sunni clerics gathered to protest against Russian airstrikes in Syria. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A model presents a creation of the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection by Lebanese designer Fouad Sarkis during the Fashion Week at the City Center Mall in Beirut. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A model presents a creation of the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 collection by Lebanese designer Fouad Sarkis during the Fashion Week at the City Center Mall in Beirut. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Supporters and members of the Islamist party Hizb Ut-Tahrir carry their party's flags and shout slogans during a rally in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, in support of Palestinians, and against Russian and the U.S. intervention in Syria. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
Supporters and members of the Islamist party Hizb Ut-Tahrir carry their party’s flags and shout slogans during a rally in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, in support of Palestinians, and against Russian and the U.S. intervention in Syria. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
Al Riyadi player celebrates after his team wins for the 15 time the “Houssam Eddine basketball tournament” over ESS Tunisia 116-115. (Akl Yazbeck / Sport961)
Al Riyadi player celebrates after his team wins for the 15 time the “Houssam Eddine basketball tournament” over ESS Tunisia 116-115. (Akl Yazbeck / Sport961)
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq giving a speech during a ceremony commemorating slain Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who was the head of the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch when he was assassinated in 2012. (Hussam Chbaro / Almustaqbal)
Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq giving a speech during a ceremony commemorating slain Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, who was the head of the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch when he was assassinated in 2012. (Hussam Chbaro / Almustaqbal)
The Military Court decided to grant Waref Sleiman and Pierre Hashash, both arrested during a “You Stink” demonstration against the government failure in handling the waste management file. They were detained after allegedly “crossing the barb wire in front of An-Nahar building in Downtown Beirut”. (You Stink)
The Military Court decided to grant Waref Sleiman and Pierre Hashash, both arrested during a “You Stink” demonstration against the government failure in handling the waste management file. They were detained after allegedly “crossing the barb wire in front of An-Nahar building in Downtown Beirut”. (You Stink)
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