A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. – Winston Churchill.

Cleaning the facade of the Mohamad Al-Amin mosque during the first day of Ramadan, in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Beydoun / Al-Araby Al-Jadeed)

Cleaning the facade of the Mohamad Al-Amin mosque during the first day of Ramadan, in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Beydoun / Al-Araby Al-Jadeed)

A Giant calligraffiti mural of singer Fairouz done by ASHEKMAN, is seen on AlJadeed tv building in Beirut, Lebanon. (ASHEKMAN)

A Giant calligraffiti mural of singer Fairouz done by ASHEKMAN, is seen on AlJadeed tv building in Beirut, Lebanon. (ASHEKMAN)

A boy on his phone, waiting for customers during Ramadan, inside a Spice and Herbs shop in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani / RamadanLens)

A boy on his phone, waiting for customers during Ramadan, inside a Spice and Herbs shop in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani / RamadanLens)

Illuminated decorations are seen during the first 'Tarawih' prayer at Hind Hijazi Mosque in Sidon. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency)

Illuminated decorations are seen during the first ‘Tarawih’ prayer at Hind Hijazi Mosque in Sidon. (Ratib Al Safadi / Anadolu Agency)

Hezbollah fighters and supporters attend the funeral of a commander who died in Syria, Beirut, Lebanon. (STR / AFP)

Hezbollah fighters and supporters attend the funeral of a commander who died in Syria, Beirut, Lebanon. (STR / AFP)

An advertising billboard for the banned "Wonder Woman" movie is pictured along a highway in Beirut, Lebanon .(Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

An advertising billboard for the banned “Wonder Woman” movie is pictured along a highway in Beirut, Lebanon .(Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)

A man makes traditional qatayef dough for sale during Ramadan in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A man makes traditional qatayef dough for sale during Ramadan in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A sculpture depicting a shoe during a march to celebrate Resistance and Liberation Day in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

A sculpture depicting a shoe during a march to celebrate Resistance and Liberation Day in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Relatives mourn the death of a Hezbollah commander who died in Syria, during his funeral in a southern suburb of Beirut. (AFP)

Relatives mourn the death of a Hezbollah commander who died in Syria, during his funeral in a southern suburb of Beirut. (AFP)

A giant lantern lights up before the start of the month of Ramadan, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

A giant lantern lights up before the start of the month of Ramadan, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Wael Hamzeh / EPA)

Lebanese burn the Israeli & US flags, to commemorate the 17th anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon, in Saida. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Lebanese burn the Israeli & US flags, to commemorate the 17th anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon, in Saida. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)

Lebanese groom and bride water skiing off the bay of Jounieh, north of Beirut. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

Lebanese groom and bride water skiing off the bay of Jounieh, north of Beirut. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

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