Lebanon POW: 24 – 30 September

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. – Voltaire.

Lebanese activists dance during a popular market selling second hand items in downtown Beirut during the first day of Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP / Getty Images)

Lebanese activists dance during a popular market selling second hand items in downtown Beirut during the first day of Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP / Getty Images)

Lebanese activists from 'Change is coming' and 'we want to make accountable movement, sell their wares on the sidewalks at cheap shops called 'Abu Rakhousa market' where they celebrate Eid Al Adha in Riad Solh Square in front the Government palace, downtown Beirut. Hundreds of Lebanese families arrived in Riad Solh Square to purchase from Lebanese activists whom display their wares on the sidewalks and sell them at cheap prices to prove the Beirut downtown doesn't belong to wealthy citizens only. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Lebanese activists from ‘Change is coming’ and ‘we want to make accountable movement, sell their wares on the sidewalks at cheap shops called ‘Abu Rakhousa market’ where they celebrate Eid Al Adha in Riad Solh Square in front the Government palace, downtown Beirut. Hundreds of Lebanese families arrived in Riad Solh Square to purchase from Lebanese activists whom display their wares on the sidewalks and sell them at cheap prices to prove the Beirut downtown doesn’t belong to wealthy citizens only. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

A Lebanese couple smoke Shisha as they sit on a fence at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

A Lebanese couple smoke Shisha as they sit on a fence at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)

Social media users across the Middle East posted images of a rare astronomical event on Sunday night, when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades. The moon is a composite photo moving above Jounieh, northern of Beirut. (Charbel Fersan)

Social media users across the Middle East posted images of a rare astronomical event on Sunday night, when a swollen “supermoon” and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades. The moon is a composite photo moving above Jounieh, northern of Beirut. (Charbel Fersan)

Prime Minister Tammam Salam of Lebanon addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. (Mike Segar / REUTERS)

Prime Minister Tammam Salam of Lebanon addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. (Mike Segar / REUTERS)

Lebanese celebrities signing the longest Lebanese flag made by the "Stars for the Sake of Better Lebanon" Commission, who is trying to enter it into the Guinness world record Book. The 600-long flag shall tour some of the major Lebanese cities, and will roam as of August 23 around 25 Lebanese embassies across the world. (Nabil Ismail)

Lebanese celebrities signing the longest Lebanese flag made by the “Stars for the Sake of Better Lebanon” Commission, who is trying to enter it into the Guinness world record Book.
The 600-long flag shall tour some of the major Lebanese cities, and will roam as of August 23 around 25 Lebanese embassies across the world. (Nabil Ismail)

A young Syrian refugee pours tea in front of a tent at the Faydha refugee camp, near Zahle, in the Bekaa Valley, east of Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

A young Syrian refugee pours tea in front of a tent at the Faydha refugee camp, near Zahle, in the Bekaa Valley, east of Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Piles of garbage are burning on the side of a highway in Beirut (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Piles of garbage are burning on the side of a highway in Beirut (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Former Trinidad and Tobago's football player David Nakhid poses in front of a poster during a press conference to launch his bid to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Beirut. The election to find a successor to Sepp Blatter will be held in Zurich on February 26, 2016. (STR)

Former Trinidad and Tobago’s football player David Nakhid poses in front of a poster during a press conference to launch his bid to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Beirut. The election to find a successor to Sepp Blatter will be held in Zurich on February 26, 2016. (STR)

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