Lebanon POW: 3 – 9 September

Lebanese activists wave Lebanese flags carry placards as they shout slogans during a demonstration, in down town Beirut. People gathered to protest against the ongoing garbage crisis, calling for the resignation of the government. Heaps of garbage have been piling up around Beirut and other parts of the country after the government was unable to replace the contractors who collect rubbish. Many Lebanese citizens see this as a manifestation of a dysfunctional government that is unable to carry out basic functions. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)