The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. – Roseanne Barr

Scores of activists marched along #Beirut’s Corniche near #Manara, protesting rampant coastal privatization and demanding public control over the beaches, in #Lebanon. (The Daily Star)

Scores of activists marched along Beirut’s Corniche near Manara, protesting rampant coastal privatization and demanding public control over the beaches. (The Daily Star)

Joumana Haddad officiating a civil #wedding ceremony, after being registered on paper in #Cyprus, in #Tyre, #Lebanon. ( @JHaddadOfficial )

Joumana Haddad officiating a civil wedding ceremony, after being registered on paper in Cyprus, in Tyre, Lebanon. (JHaddadOfficial)

Samir Kaboushi, a resident of #Zouk Mikhael, poses for a photo on his #balcony overlooking the electricity barges, in #Lebanon. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

Samir Kaboushi, a resident of Zouk Mikhael, poses for a photo on his balcony overlooking the electricity barges, in Lebanon. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)

House workers celebrate #Enkutash (New year in #Ethiopia) after being invited by the Mayor of El Qaa village in the #Baalbek - #Hermel Governorate, #Lebanon. (El Kaa municipality)

House workers celebrate Enkutash (New year in Ethiopia) after being invited by the Mayor of El Qaa village in the Baalbek – Hermel Governorate, Lebanon. (El Kaa municipality)

Competitors participate in the finals of the Lebanese #Armwrestling League championship, in Martyr Square, #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

Competitors participate in the finals of the Lebanese Armwrestling League championship, in Martyr Square, Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)

A #Syrian #girl with other #women harvest #syrah #grapes at a vineyard, in #Ammik village, east #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

A Syrian girl with other women harvest syrah grapes at a vineyard, in Ammik village, east Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)

An #artist works on his #sculpture at the Baalbeck International #Symposium in #Baalbeck city, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)

An artist works on his sculpture at the Baalbeck International Symposium in Baalbeck city, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)

A #Palestine student carries a handmade banner stick asking for funding, in a class at #UNRWA Kabri School, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

A Palestinian student carries a handmade banner stick asking for funding, in a class at UNRWA Kabri School, in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)

#Men compete in an arm-wrestling championship @lebanesearmwrestling , in #Jounieh, #Lebanon. (IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP)

Men compete in an arm-wrestling championship in Jounieh, Lebanon. (IBRAHIM CHALHOUB / AFP)

Social workers check Syrian #refugees as they prepare to leave #Lebanon to return to their homes in #Syria. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Social workers check Syrian refugees as they prepare to leave Lebanon to return to their homes in Syria. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

An ancient #hache from the Middle Bronze age (2000-1500 BCE) during a handing over ceremony from the #US to #Beirut National #Museum in #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

An ancient hache from the Middle Bronze age (2000-1500 BCE) during a handing over ceremony from the US to Beirut National Museum in Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

#Lebanon’s @aliska1999 performs during the Rhythmic #Gymnastics World Championships, in #Sofia, #Bulgaria. (Borislav Troshev / EPA)

Allisa Sadek from Lebanon performs during the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, group A Hoop and Ball qualification in Sofia, Bulgaria. (Borislav Troshev / EPA)

A #boat sail during the #sunset on the #seafront of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

A boat sail during the sunset on the seafront of Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

PM Saad #Hariri speaks to the press in front of the Special Tribunal for #Lebanon, in The #Hague, The #Netherlands. (BAS CZERWINSKI / EPA)

Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks to the press in front of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon after the presentation of closings arguments in the trial of four Hezbollah suspects accused of the 2005 assassination of the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, in The Hague, The Netherlands. (BAS CZERWINSKI / EPA)

#Lebanon's President Michel #Aoun arrives to address the European Parliament in #Strasbourg, #France. (Vincent Kessler / REUTERS)

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun arrives to address the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. (Vincent Kessler / REUTERS)

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