The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. – Pope John Paul II

Workers for a waste management company Sukleen sit under a placard with Arabic that reads "All for the country, All for the Army, All for Lebanon" in Beirut. Arabic graffiti on the wall reads "48% of Unemployment, Youth against the regime". (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Workers for a waste management company Sukleen sit under a placard with Arabic that reads “All for the country, All for the Army, All for Lebanon” in Beirut.
Arabic graffiti on the wall reads “48% of Unemployment, Youth against the regime”. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A car is seen between a pile of garbage covered with white pesticide in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A car is seen between a pile of garbage covered with white pesticide in the Palestinian refugee camp of Sabra in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A worker for the waste management company "Sukleen" cleans around a pile of smoldering garbage on a Beirut street. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A worker for the waste management company “Sukleen” cleans around a pile of smoldering garbage on a Beirut street. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese protesters hold up placards representing the color of the Lebanese flag with Arabic words that read: "You Stink," as they protest against the the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese protesters hold up placards representing the color of the Lebanese flag with Arabic words that read: “You Stink,” as they protest against the the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese protesters shout slogans against the Lebanese government during a demonstration against the ongoing trash crisis, neat the parliament building, in downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese protesters shout slogans against the Lebanese government during a demonstration against the ongoing trash crisis, neat the parliament building, in downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking Beirut to southern Lebanon blocked by angry protesters, in the coastal town of Jiyeh. The closure of the vital highway in the coastal comes amid reports that the government plans to move trash piled on the streets of Beirut to the Kharoub region south of the capital. The main company in charge of collecting trash stopped its work earlier this month amid a dispute over the country's largest trash dump. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)
Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking Beirut to southern Lebanon blocked by angry protesters, in the coastal town of Jiyeh. The closure of the vital highway in the coastal comes amid reports that the government plans to move trash piled on the streets of Beirut to the Kharoub region south of the capital. The main company in charge of collecting trash stopped its work earlier this month amid a dispute over the country’s largest trash dump. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)
Graffiti showing a picture of a rat and reading in Arabic: "Come and taste the goodies" is seen sprayed above piles of rubbish in Beirut, as the Lebanese capital and the surrounding region continue to live in a trash crisis after residents living near the country's largest landfill shut it down. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Graffiti showing a picture of a rat and reading in Arabic: “Come and taste the goodies” is seen sprayed above piles of rubbish in Beirut, as the Lebanese capital and the surrounding region continue to live in a trash crisis after residents living near the country’s largest landfill shut it down. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Lebanese Shiite women listen to the speech of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as he speaks via a video link during their graduation ceremony in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese Shiite women listen to the speech of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as he speaks via a video link during their graduation ceremony in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
The father of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah militant Mohammed Kujk, who died during clashes in Syria's Zabadani area, salutes his son's coffin during funeral in the village of Kawthariet al-Seyyad, south of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
The father of Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah militant Mohammed Kujk, who died during clashes in Syria’s Zabadani area, salutes his son’s coffin during funeral in the village of Kawthariet al-Seyyad, south of the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
Lebanese composer, pianist, performer and playwright Ziad Rahbani (2-L) performs on stage at the opening of the Zouk Mikael International Festival, in Zouk, north of Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Lebanese composer, pianist, performer and playwright Ziad Rahbani (2-L) performs on stage at the opening of the Zouk Mikael International Festival, in Zouk, north of Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
People throw colorful powder during the Holi Festival of Colors in Zouk Mosbeh. (RATIB AL SAFADI / ANADOLU AGENCY)
People throw colorful powder during the Holi Festival of Colors in Zouk Mosbeh. (RATIB AL SAFADI / ANADOLU AGENCY)
The Central Bank of Lebanon announced that new L.L.50,000 banknotes will go into circulation as of August 1st marking the 70th anniversary of the Lebanese army’s foundation. The military institution’s slogan is imprinted on the papers’ front side with the depiction of a soldier hoisting the Lebanese flag. The new notes, made of polymer, also display a memorial for LAF martyrs, with number “70” written in white as well as a wheat spike, a symbol of the sacrifices made by the institution. (Banque Du Liban)
The Central Bank of Lebanon announced that new L.L.50,000 banknotes will go into circulation as of August 1st marking the 70th anniversary of the Lebanese army’s foundation. The military institution’s slogan is imprinted on the papers’ front side with the depiction of a soldier hoisting the Lebanese flag. The new notes, made of polymer, also display a memorial for LAF martyrs, with number “70” written in white as well as a wheat spike, a symbol of the sacrifices made by the institution. (Banque Du Liban)
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