The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson
Delegation of Lebanon enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 7th #CISM Military World Games in #Wuhan, capital of central #China's #Hubei Province. (Xiao Yijiu / Xinhua)
Delegation of Lebanon enter the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. (Xiao Yijiu / Xinhua)
An aerial image showing protestors on the Jal El Dib Highway, north of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (@rodandroy Photography)
An aerial image showing protestors on the Jal El Dib Highway, north of Beirut, Lebanon. (Rod & Roy Photography)
Riot police use water cannon on anti-government protesters during a protest against government's plans to impose new taxes in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Riot police use water cannon on anti-government protesters during a protest against government’s plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against the government's plans to impose new taxes in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A woman walks by burning tires that were set fire to block a road during a protest against the government’s plans to impose new taxes in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Black smoke rising from different neighbourhoods of the capital as the country witnesse different protests, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al Araby Al Jadeed)
Black smoke rising from different neighbourhoods of the capital as the country witnesse different protests, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al Araby Al Jadeed)
Protestors raise Lebanese flags during a demonstration in #Nabatiyeh, south of #Lebanon.
Protestors raise Lebanese flags during a demonstration in Nabatiyeh, south of Lebanon.
Protesters gather in the Al-Nour square in #TripoliLb, #Lebanon. (Rabih Saati)
Protesters gather in the Al-Nour square in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Rabih Saati)
A man taking photographs of demonstrators in Downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani)
A man taking photographs of demonstrators in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Natheer Halawani)
A woman dancing during a demonstration in #Jounieh, #Lebanon. ( @blancheeid / Instagram )
A woman dancing during a demonstration in Jounieh, Lebanon. (Blanche Eid / Instagram)
Protesters praying during a demonstration, along the highway near #Barja, #Lebanon. (Mohammad El Jannoun)
Protesters praying during a demonstration, along the highway near Barja, Lebanon. (Mohammad El Jannoun)
A young woman walking in front of internal security forces during a protest in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ammar Abed Raboh)
A young woman walking in front of internal security forces during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ammar Abed Raboh)
PM Saad #Hariri meets with Mahmoud al-Ghadban and his family, after showing up on social media helping in combating fires, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
PM Saad Hariri meets with Mahmoud al-Ghadban and his family, after showing up on social media helping in combating fires, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
Protesters carry Lebanese flags as they shout anti-government slogans during a protest in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Lina Mayassi / Facebook)
Protesters carry Lebanese flags as they shout anti-government slogans during a protest in Saida, Lebanon. (Lina Mayassi / Facebook)
Josh Rizk (C) of #Lebanon is tackled by Arthur Romano (L) of #France during the #Rugby League World Cup 9's competition pool game between France and Lebanon at #Bankwest Stadium in #Sydney, #Australia. (BRENDON THORNE / EPA)
Josh Rizk (C) of Lebanon is tackled by Arthur Romano (L) of France during the Rugby League World Cup 9’s competition pool game between France and Lebanon at Bankwest Stadium in Sydney, Australia. (BRENDON THORNE / EPA)
PM Saad #Hariri walks after giving an address at the government headquarters in the centre of the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan TAHTAH / AFP)
PM Saad Hariri walks after giving an address at the government headquarters in the centre of the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan TAHTAH / AFP)
Demonstrators stand by a fire a make-shift barricade amidst clashes with security forces during a mass protest at Riad al-Solh Square in the centre of the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (AFP / STR)
Demonstrators stand by a makeshift barricade on fire amidst clashes with security forces during a mass protest at Riad al-Solh Square in the centre of the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP / STR)
A soldier videotaping protestors participating in a demonstration in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nicolas Tawk)
A soldier videotaping protestors participating in a demonstration in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Nicolas Tawk)
Protesters carry Lebanese flags as they shout anti-government slogans during the first night of protest in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mahdi Skafi / Facebook)
Protesters carry Lebanese flags as they shout anti-government slogans during the first night of protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Mahdi Skafi / Facebook)
Protesters rallying in downtown #Beirut, on the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption, in #Lebanon. (AFP)
Protesters rallying in downtown Beirut, on the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption, in Lebanon. (AFP)
Demonstrators chant and carry national flags during an anti-government protest in the southern city of #Tyre, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Demonstrators chant and carry national flags during an anti-government protest in the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
People hold signs and wave Lebanon national flags as they take part in a demonstration to support Lebanese protests, in front of the #Eiffel Tower at the #Trocadero in #Paris, #France. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)
People hold signs and wave Lebanon national flags as they take part in a demonstration to support Lebanese protests, in front of the Eiffel Tower at the Trocadero in Paris, France. (FRANCOIS GUILLOT / AFP)
Protesters rallying in Martyrs' Square in downtown #Beirut, on the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption in #Lebanon. (AFP)
Protesters rallying in Martyrs’ Square in downtown Beirut, on the fourth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption in Lebanon. (AFP)
Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
Demonstrators take part in an anti-government protest in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
Girls with their faces painted with Lebanese flag as they participate at a protest in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Girls with their faces painted with Lebanese flag as they participate at a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Protesters wave Lebanese flags and shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of Muhammad al-Amin Mosque downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Protesters wave Lebanese flags and shout anti-government slogans during a protest in front of Muhammad al-Amin Mosque downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Demonstrators chant slogans as they take part in a rally in the capital #Beirut's downtown district, in #Lebanon. (Anwar AMRO / AFP)
Demonstrators chant slogans as they take part in a rally in the capital Beirut’s downtown district, in Lebanon. (Anwar AMRO / AFP)
Children help members of the civil society clear rubbish on a street in the capital #Beirut's downtown district following a night of protests against tax increases and official corruption, in #Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Children help members of the civil society clear rubbish on a street in the capital Beirut’s downtown district following a night of protests against tax increases and official corruption, in Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Protesters with the word "revolution" on their T-shirt rally in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Protesters with the word “revolution” on their T-shirt rally in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Demonstrators take part in a rally outside the Mohammad al-Amin mosque in the capital #Beirut's downtown district, #Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Demonstrators take part in a rally outside the Mohammad al-Amin mosque in the capital Beirut’s downtown district, Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Masked people smoke nargileh during a demonstration to demand better living conditions in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Masked people smoke nargileh during a demonstration to demand better living conditions in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Patrick BAZ / AFP)
Protesters take to the streets during demonstrations to demand better living conditions and the ouster of a cast of politicians who have monopolised power and influence for decades, in #ZoukMosbeh, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Protesters take to the streets during demonstrations to demand better living conditions and the ouster of a cast of politicians who have monopolised power and influence for decades, in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Demonstrators hold national flags and shout slogans during an anti-government protest in #TripoliLb, #Lebanon. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
Demonstrators hold national flags and shout slogans during an anti-government protest in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Omar Ibrahim / REUTERS)
“Aoun will return,” a banner at a gathering near the #Eiffel Tower in #Paris, in support of Lebanese protesters, in #France.
“Aoun will return,” a banner at a gathering near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, in support of Lebanese protesters, in France.
Protesters set an #Israel flag ablaze during demonstrations to demand better living conditions at Riad al-Solh Square in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Protesters set an Israeli flag ablaze during demonstrations to demand better living conditions at Riad al-Solh Square in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A Sudanese demonstrator carries a placard in support of demonstration in #Lebanon during a protest in #Bahri, the capital #Khartoum's northern district, in #Sudan. (EBRAHIM HAMID / AFP)
A Sudanese demonstrator carries a placard in support of demonstration in Lebanon during a protest in Bahri, the capital Khartoum’s northern district, in Sudan. (EBRAHIM HAMID / AFP)
Demonstrators take part in a protest against dire economic conditions, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (IBRAHIM AMRO / AFP)
Demonstrators take part in a protest against dire economic conditions, in Beirut, Lebanon. (IBRAHIM AMRO / AFP)
Demonstrators stand on a bridge decorated with a national flag during an anti-government protest along a highway in Jal el-Dib, #Lebanon. (/Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Demonstrators stand on a bridge decorated with a national flag during an anti-government protest along a highway in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon. (/Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Demonstrators carry national flags as they stand on a bridge during an anti-government protest along a highway in Jal el-Dib, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Demonstrators carry national flags as they stand on a bridge during an anti-government protest along a highway in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Protesters take to the streets during demonstrations to demand better living conditions at Riad al-Solh Square in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Anwar AMRO / AFP)
Protesters take to the streets during demonstrations to demand better living conditions and the ouster of a cast of politicians who have monopolised power and influence for decades, at Riad al-Solh Square in Beirut, Lebanon. (Anwar AMRO / AFP)
Protesters rallying in downtown #Beirut, on the fifth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official #corruption, in #Lebanon. (AFP)
Protesters rallying in downtown Beirut, on the fifth day of demonstrations against tax increases and official corruption, in Lebanon. (AFP)
A demonstrator flashes a V sign during an anti-government protest in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A demonstrator flashes a V sign during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Protesters attend a demonstration against the government in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Protesters attend a demonstration against the government in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Army soldiers deploy during an anti-government protest in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Army soldiers deploy during an anti-government protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A man smokes a Shisha as he looks on a demonstration against the government in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A man smokes a Shisha as he looks on a demonstration against the government in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
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