There is at Christmas time a great deal of hypocrisy, honourable hypocrisy, hypocrisy undertaken pour le bon motif, c’est entendu, but nevertheless hypocrisy! – Agatha Christie.

A Lebanese Shiite woman waits with her daughter to takes a picture with Santa Claus in front a Christmas tree in Downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A Lebanese Shiite woman waits with her daughter to takes a picture with Santa Claus in front a Christmas tree in Downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A convoy of ambulances carrying more than 125 fighters from the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zabadani arrive at the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A convoy of ambulances carrying more than 125 fighters from the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zabadani arrive at the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
People cheer as a man waves a Syrian opposition flag upon the arrival of a convoy carrying more than 125 fighters from the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zabadani at the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
People cheer as a man waves a Syrian opposition flag upon the arrival of a convoy carrying more than 125 fighters from the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zabadani at the Masnaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A man holds up his shoes as a bus carrying rebel fighters from the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zabadani heads towards Beirut international airport for the fighters to board a plane to Turkey. (Khalil Hassan / REUTERS)
A man holds up his shoes as a bus carrying rebel fighters from the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Zabadani heads towards Beirut international airport for the fighters to board a plane to Turkey. (Khalil Hassan / REUTERS)
Lebanese supporters of Hezbollah welcome the convoy of buses carrying evacuees from the Syrian towns of Foua and Kafraya as they leave Beirut airport. According to reports, 336 person evacuees from Syrian towns of Foua and Kafraya besieged by rebel forces crossed into Turkey and arrived in Lebanon by Turkish airplane under a swap agreement , with the evacuees from the rebel-held town of Zabadani where they crossed into Lebanese territory and were escorted by Lebanese security forces to Beirut airport where a Turkish plane was waiting for them. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanese supporters of Hezbollah welcome the convoy of buses carrying evacuees from the Syrian towns of Foua and Kafraya as they leave Beirut airport. According to reports, 336 person evacuees from Syrian towns of Foua and Kafraya besieged by rebel forces crossed into Turkey and arrived in Lebanon by Turkish airplane under a swap agreement , with the evacuees from the rebel-held town of Zabadani where they crossed into Lebanese territory and were escorted by Lebanese security forces to Beirut airport where a Turkish plane was waiting for them. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A full moon rises in the sky over a Christmas tree in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A full moon rises in the sky over a Christmas tree in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Syrian children carry placards as they call for the lifting of the siege off Madaya and Zabadani towns in Syria, in front of the offices of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
Syrian children carry placards as they call for the lifting of the siege off Madaya and Zabadani towns in Syria, in front of the offices of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A rainbow appears after a heavy rain in the southern port city of Sidon. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)
A rainbow appears after a heavy rain in the southern port city of Sidon. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)
The lebanese ministry of telecommunication issued a new stamp, celebrating the end of the year 2015. The new stamp which can be found in "Liban post" offices, is decorated in blue and yellow, and it is worth 2000 L.L..
The Lebanese ministry of telecommunication issued a new stamp, celebrating the end of the year 2015. The new stamp which can be found in “Liban post” offices, is decorated in blue and yellow, and it is worth 2000 L.L..
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a commemoration service marking one week since the killing of Hezbollah militant leader Samir Qantar. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during a commemoration service marking one week since the killing of Hezbollah militant leader Samir Qantar. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A boy walks near a stream filled with garbage inside Fayda Syrian informal refugee camp in Zahle. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A boy walks near a stream filled with garbage inside Fayda Syrian informal refugee camp in Zahle. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Paper hats and masks are displayed for sale ahead of the New Year's Eve in Beirut. (Jamal Said / REUTERS)
Paper hats and masks are displayed for sale ahead of the New Year’s Eve in Beirut. (Jamal Said / REUTERS)
People dressed as Santa Clause celebrate during Christmas season inside a bus at the port city of Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
People dressed as Santa Clause celebrate during Christmas season inside a bus at the port city of Sidon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
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