The revolution has no leader, I said. It was more like a raging wild horse that would buck anyone who tried to mount it against its will. – Wael Ghonim

Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk, center, speaks with journalists after a press conference in his office, at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. Machnouk said sit-ins and attacks targeting state institutions will no longer be tolerated. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk, center, speaks with journalists after a press conference in his office, at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. Machnouk said sit-ins and attacks targeting state institutions will no longer be tolerated. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Metal barricades and other reinforcements were installed as an extra security measure around the Lebanese government building after anti-government protesters removed the barbed wire barriers during recent demonstrations, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Metal barricades and other reinforcements were installed as an extra security measure around the Lebanese government building after anti-government protesters removed the barbed wire barriers during recent demonstrations, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
In this picture taken with a slow shutter speed, Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans next to metal barricades and other reinforcements that were installed as extra security measures around the Lebanese government building after anti-government protesters removed barbed wire barriers during recent demonstrations, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
In this picture taken with a slow shutter speed, Lebanese anti-government protesters shout slogans next to metal barricades and other reinforcements that were installed as extra security measures around the Lebanese government building after anti-government protesters removed barbed wire barriers during recent demonstrations, in Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese people smoke cigarettes in front of barbed wire blocking the entrance to the Grand Serail, the office of the Lebanese Prime Minister, Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Lebanese people smoke cigarettes in front of barbed wire blocking the entrance to the Grand Serail, the office of the Lebanese Prime Minister, Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A Lebanese anti-government protester shout slogans during a clash with riot policemen outside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A Lebanese anti-government protester shout slogans during a clash with riot policemen outside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters chant slogans as they hold their national flag outside the Environment Ministry, in support of activists staging a sit-in inside, in downtown Beirut. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters chant slogans as they hold their national flag outside the Environment Ministry, in support of activists staging a sit-in inside, in downtown Beirut. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese riot policeman, background, drag out an anti-government activist, center, at the entrance gate of the Environment Ministry where he was staging a sit-in, in downtown Beirut. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese riot policeman, background, drag out an anti-government activist, center, at the entrance gate of the Environment Ministry where he was staging a sit-in, in downtown Beirut. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A Lebanese activist flashes the sign for victory in front of riot police outside the environment ministry in downtown Beirut. (AFP / STR)
A Lebanese activist flashes the sign for victory in front of riot police outside the environment ministry in downtown Beirut. (AFP / STR)
Lebanese activist Lucien Abou Rjeily (C) is carried by fellow demonstrators after he was beaten by Lebanese police as they started forcefully evacuating protesters who occupied part of the environment ministry in downtown Beirut on September in a surprise sit-in to demand the minister's resignation after mass protests which began over a nationwide trash collection crisis. (AFP / STR)
Lebanese activist Lucien Abou Rjeily (C) is carried by fellow demonstrators after he was beaten by Lebanese police as they started forcefully evacuating protesters who occupied part of the environment ministry in downtown Beirut on September in a surprise sit-in to demand the minister’s resignation after mass protests which began over a nationwide trash collection crisis. (AFP / STR)
A Lebanese policeman, center, walks between anti-government activists sitting cross-legged on the floor, during a protest against the minister Mohammed Machnouk inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A Lebanese policeman, center, walks between anti-government activists sitting cross-legged on the floor, during a protest against the minister Mohammed Machnouk inside the Environment Ministry, in downtown Beirut. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A Lebanese activist holds a national flag in a hallway during a surprise sit-in at Lebanon's environment ministry to demand the minister's resignation. (AFP / STR)
A Lebanese activist holds a national flag in a hallway during a surprise sit-in at Lebanon’s environment ministry to demand the minister’s resignation. (AFP / STR)
Members of the security forces attempt to protect the car of Evnironment Minister, Mohammad Marchnouk, as protesters attempt to block its departure from the occupied Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Members of the security forces attempt to protect the car of Environment Minister, Mohammad Marchnouk, as protesters attempt to block its departure from the occupied Environment Ministry in downtown Beirut. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Lebanese citizens pass a pile of garbage blocking a street in the town of Jal el-Dib east Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese citizens pass a pile of garbage blocking a street in the town of Jal el-Dib east Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters, center, crossed the first barrier of the barbed wires that block the road to the government building, as they throw stones and bottles against the on-going trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters, center, crossed the first barrier of the barbed wires that block the road to the government building, as they throw stones and bottles against the on-going trash crisis and alleged government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters burn the razor wires that block the road to the government building, during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla /AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters burn the razor wires that block the road to the government building, during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla /AP)
People take part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon August 29, 2015. Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting anti-government slogans converged on a square in central Beirut on Saturday for a rally against political leaders they say are incompetent and corrupt. Their "You Stink" protest campaign was mobilised after the government failed to solve a crisis in trash disposal, leaving piles of refuse rotting in the summer sun. (Hasan Shaaban / REUTERS)
People take part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut. Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting anti-government slogans converged on a square in central Beirut on Saturday for a rally against political leaders they say are incompetent and corrupt. Their “You Stink” protest campaign was mobilised after the government failed to solve a crisis in trash disposal, leaving piles of refuse rotting in the summer sun. (Hasan Shaaban / REUTERS)
A protestor flashes a sign with Arabic written in Latin saying "your smell has reached Paris" as he stands among others waving the Lebanese flag during a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris against a Lebanese political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A protestor flashes a sign with Arabic written in Latin saying “your smell has reached Paris” as he stands among others waving the Lebanese flag during a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris against a Lebanese political class they accuse of corruption and failing to provide basic services. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Lebanese Model Myriam Klink (C) arrives to take part in a mass rally against a political class seen as corrupt and incapable of providing basic services at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut. (AFP / STR)
Lebanese Model Myriam Klink (C) arrives to take part in a mass rally against a political class seen as corrupt and incapable of providing basic services at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut. (AFP / STR)
Lebanese activists wave their national flag during a mass rally against a political class seen as corrupt and incapable of providing basic services at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut. Waving Lebanese flags, some marked "We've had enough", men, women and children gathered at the square which sat on a Christian-Muslim dividing line during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war. (AFP / STR)
Lebanese activists wave their national flag during a mass rally against a political class seen as corrupt and incapable of providing basic services at the iconic Martyrs Square in Beirut. Waving Lebanese flags, some marked “We’ve had enough”, men, women and children gathered at the square which sat on a Christian-Muslim dividing line during Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war. (AFP / STR)
A protester holds up a Lebanese flag during a protest against corruption and against the government's failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal in Beirut. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A protester holds up a Lebanese flag during a protest against corruption and against the government’s failure to resolve a crisis over rubbish disposal in Beirut. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanese anti-government protesters gather in a square near the government building, during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese anti-government protesters gather in a square near the government building, during a demonstration against the on-going trash crisis and government corruption, in downtown Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)
People carry Lebanese national flags and banners as they take part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs' Square. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
People carry Lebanese national flags and banners as they take part in an anti-government protest at Martyrs’ Square. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)
A Lebanese riot policeman checks his mobile phone, as he takes a rest near the government building during a lull in anti-government protests over an ongoing trash collection crisis, in Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A Lebanese riot policeman checks his mobile phone, as he takes a rest near the government building during a lull in anti-government protests over an ongoing trash collection crisis, in Beirut. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Mourners carry the coffin of a Hezbollah fighter, covered in the Shiite militia movement's flag, who was killed in combat against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in Syria during a funeral procession on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. (AFP / STR)
Mourners carry the coffin of a Hezbollah fighter, covered in the Shiite militia movement’s flag, who was killed in combat against Islamic State (IS) group fighters in Syria during a funeral procession on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. (AFP / STR)
Amal movement supporters wave the Shiite movement's green flags during a ceremony held in the southern town on Nabatiyeh to commemorate the disappearance of the former head of the Higher Shiite Council in Lebanon, Imam Musa al-Sadr. Sadr, the founder of the Amal movement which played a major role in Lebanon's civil war between 1975 and 1990, vanished while on a trip to Libya in 1978. ( MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
Amal movement supporters wave the Shiite movement’s green flags during a ceremony held in the southern town on Nabatiyeh to commemorate the disappearance of the former head of the Higher Shiite Council in Lebanon, Imam Musa al-Sadr. Sadr, the founder of the Amal movement which played a major role in Lebanon’s civil war between 1975 and 1990, vanished while on a trip to Libya in 1978. ( MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
A drone, called "The Guardian", carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon's southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organization the "Friends of Zira and Sidon’s Beach", it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
A drone, called “The Guardian”, carrying a life preserver and flying above people at a public beach as it is tested to save swimmers in peril in Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon. Presented to the municipality by the organization the “Friends of Zira and Sidon’s Beach”, it was created by Rabih al-Awji to shorten the time it takes to get help to people in trouble. (MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)
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