How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations? – Jane Swan.

Girls blow soap bubbles, during celebrations of Mother's Day in central Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

Girls blow soap bubbles, during celebrations of Mother’s Day in central Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)

A Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is seen in a field in the village of Kfifane, north of Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

A Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is seen in a field in the village of Kfifane, north of Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)

Kurds gather to celebrate Noruz, the Persian New Year, in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Kurds gather to celebrate Noruz, the Persian New Year, in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Children carrying candles are carried on the shoulders of relatives during a Palm Sunday mass procession in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Children carrying candles are carried on the shoulders of relatives during a Palm Sunday mass procession in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

Models present the Spring/Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by Azerbaijani-Turkish designer Rufat Ismayil , during the Beirut Fashion Week, in Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Models present the Spring/Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection by Azerbaijani-Turkish designer Rufat Ismayil , during the Beirut Fashion Week, in Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)

Shi'ite Muslim scholar Sayed Hussein al-Husseini, plays the piano at his home in Dahieh, Beirut's southern suburb, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

Shi’ite Muslim scholar Sayed Hussein al-Husseini, plays the piano at his home in Dahieh, Beirut’s southern suburb, Lebanon. (Jamal Saidi / REUTERS)

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