The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously.

Henry Kissinger
More than 300 girls joining a sit-in protest organised by @ABAAD NGO, demanding to live a life free of sexual assaults, while paying tribute to the late Nadyn Jouny, on the International Day of the Girl Child, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. ( #ABAAD) #IDGC2019
More than 300 girls joining a sit-in protest organised by ABAAD NGO, demanding to live a life free of sexual assaults, while paying tribute to the late Nadyn Jouny, on the International Day of the Girl Child, in Beirut, Lebanon. (ABAAD)
An ariel photo showing supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement #FPM rally marking the party’s October 13th 1990, commemoration in al-Hadath, #Lebanon.
An ariel photo showing supporters of the Free Patriotic Movement rally marking the party’s October 13th 1990, commemoration in al-Hadath, Lebanon.
Lebanese soldiers Rangers unit participating in the military parade along with the Spanish Armed Forces on the Spanish National Day, in #Madrid, #Spain. (Lebanese Army)
Lebanese soldiers Rangers unit participating in the military parade along with the Spanish Armed Forces on the Spanish National Day, in Madrid, Spain. (Lebanese Army)
Members of the Lebanese Communist Party invades the headquarters of the General Labor Union and hang a sign on the building’s entrance, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. ( Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)
Members of the Lebanese Communist Party invades the headquarters of the General Labor Union and hang a sign reading in Arabic: “The country for workers .. Down with the Capital authority”, in Beirut, Lebanon. ( Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)
Hundreds of demonstrators, affiliated with the Progressive Socialist Party #PSP, marched in protest against the deteriorating economic situation and recent crackdowns on freedom of speech, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Hundreds of demonstrators, affiliated with the Progressive Socialist Party, marched in protest against the country’s deteriorating economic situation and recent crackdowns on freedom of speech, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Riot police vehicles being used to extinguish fires in #Mushrif, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Riot police vehicles being used to extinguish fires in Mushrif, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
A rescue center for disabled persons “arc en ciel” is damaged after a fire in #Damour, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A rescue center for disabled persons “arc en ciel” is damaged after a fire in Damour, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
Firemen rest outside a building that was burned in a #wildfire overnight, in the town of #Damour, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Firemen rest outside a building that was burned in a wildfire overnight, in the town of Damour, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A man hold a #Turkey flag to show their support to “Operation Peace Spring” in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (AHMED SAID / ANADOLU AGENCY)
A man hold a Turkish flag to show their support to “Operation Peace Spring” in Tripoli, Lebanon. (AHMED SAID / ANADOLU AGENCY)
Fire takes out forests near the village of #Meshref in #Lebanon. (HUSSAM CHBARO / ANADOLU AGENCY)
Fire takes out forests near the village of Meshref in Lebanon. (HUSSAM CHBARO / ANADOLU AGENCY)
A firefighting aircraft pours water after fire took out forests in the mountainous area that flank #Damour river near the village of #Meshref in #Lebanon's Shouf mountains. (HUSSAM CHBARO / ANADOLU AGENCY)
A firefighting aircraft pours water after fire took out forests in the mountainous area that flank Damour river near the village of Meshref in Lebanon’s Shouf mountains. (HUSSAM CHBARO / ANADOLU AGENCY)
Two fixed-wing firefighting aircraft from #Cyprus flying over #Lebanon after responding to an urgent request for assistance in combating raging forest fires. (Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Twitter)
Two fixed-wing firefighting aircraft from Cyprus flying over Lebanon after responding to an urgent request for assistance in combating raging forest fires. (Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Twitter)
Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan inspects the last situations of wildfires in the mountainous area that flank #Damour river near the village of #Meshref in #Lebanon. (Raya El Hassan / Twitter)
Minister of Interior and Municipalities Raya El Hassan inspects the last situations of wildfires in the mountainous area that flank Damour river near the village of Meshref in Lebanon. (Raya El Hassan / Twitter)
Midfielder Nader Matar (2nd-R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the #WorldCup #Qatar 2022 Group H qualification #football match between against #Turkmenistan in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (AFP)
Lebanon’s midfielder Nader Matar (2nd-R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H qualification football match between Lebanon and Turkmenistan at the Camille Chamoun Sports City stadium in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)
Wissam Ali Youssef shows his biggest collection of banknotes with 12,282 pieces and Guinness World Record #GWR certificate at his home ​in #Chakra, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / ​Xinhua)
Wissam Ali Youssef shows his biggest collection of banknotes with 12,282 pieces and Guinness World Record certificate at his home ​in Chakra, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / ​Xinhua)
People take part in the festival of colors in #Tripolilb, #Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua)
People take part in the festival of colors in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua)
A fire engine puts out a fire in #Chouf district, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xin​hua)
A fire engine puts out a fire in Chouf district, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xin​hua)
Spectators pose for a picture during the Glory Horse Racing Festival at the #Beirut Hippodrome, in #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Spectators pose for a picture during the Glory Horse Racing Festival at the Beirut Hippodrome, in Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Queen Silvia of #Sweden shakes hands with a student of Rene Moawad Secondary #school upon her arrival with Minister of Education Akram #Chehayeb at a school in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Queen Silvia of Sweden shakes hands with a student of Rene Moawad Secondary school upon her arrival with Minister of Education Akram Chehayeb at a school in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A #Kurdish protester holds a placard bearing the portrait of #Turkey President Recep Tayyip #Erdogan during a demonstration against the latest Turkish military offensive in northeastern #Syria, in central #Beirut's Martyr’s Square, in #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A Kurdish protester holds a placard bearing the portrait of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a demonstration against the latest Turkish military offensive in northeastern Syria, in central Beirut’s Martyr’s Square, in #Lebanon. Writing reads in Arabic, “the ottoman occupation in north and east syria.” (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Supporters of the Lebanese Communist Party hold banner reading 'against all the ruling class' during a protest in front of the Union Banks Building in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Supporters of the Lebanese Communist Party hold banner reading ‘against all the ruling class’ during a protest in front of the Union Banks Building in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Portuguese soccer coach Jose #Mourinho plays #football with a Lebanese boy during the launching ceremony of #FIFA's programme "Football for Schools" in the town of Kahlouniye, south of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (AFP)
Portuguese soccer coach Jose Mourinho plays football with a Lebanese boy during the launching ceremony of FIFA’s programme “Football for Schools” in the town of Kahlouniye, south of Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)
Prime Minister Saad #Hariri (R) receives a shirt from #FIFA President Gianni #Infantino after the launch of the federation's programme "Football for Schools, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (AFP)
Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R) receives a shirt from FIFA President Gianni Infantino after the launch of the federation’s programme “Football for Schools, in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)
An army soldier tries to extinguish a #fire in #Mechref area south #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An army soldier tries to extinguish a fire in Mechref area south Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Vehicles lying on the side of a road, after they were burnt by fires near the town of #Damour in #Lebanon. (AFP)
Vehicles lying on the side of a road, after they were burnt by fires near the town of Damour in Lebanon. (AFP)
An aerial view a row of burnt-out cars following multiple #wildfires at Al #Damour area south #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An aerial view a row of burnt-out cars following multiple wildfires at Al Damour area south Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
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