Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

James Russell Lowell
An angler fishes as waves crash on the rocky coastal area of the Mediterranean Sea, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A Lebanese angler fishes as waves crash on the rocky coastal area of the Mediterranean Sea, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Minister @may_chidiac and Minister Mohamad Fneish avoiding eye contact while sitting beside each other during the parliament discussion of the proposed government's policy statement, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Minister May Chidiac and Minister Mohamad Fneish avoiding eye contact while sitting beside each other during the parliament discussion of the proposed government’s policy statement, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
MP @terzianhagop arriving on his bicycle to the parliament building, where its members are discussing the new government's policy statement, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Sultan)
MP Hagop Terzian arriving on his bicycle to the parliament building, where its members are discussing the new government’s policy statement, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Sultan)
MP @PaulaYacoubian arriving on her Vespa bike (@Vespa_Official) to the parliament building, where its members are discussing the new government's policy statement, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Sultan)
MP Paula Yacoubian arriving on her Vespa bike to the parliament building, where its members are discussing the new government’s policy statement, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ali Sultan)
Under the slogan "No confidence in the new government", dozens of protesters, gathered at Riad el-Solh street, near the Parliament Building, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Richard Sammour / Al Modon)
Under the slogan “No confidence in the new government”, dozens of protesters, gathered at Riad el-Solh street, near the Parliament Building, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Richard Sammour / Al Modon)
Protesters shout their anger in front of the Ministry of Education following the death of #GeorgesZreik, who had set himself on fire in his daughter's school, because of his difficult financial situation, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (LOrient Le Jour)
Protesters shout their anger in front of the Ministry of Education following the death of Georges Zreik, who had set himself on fire in his daughter’s school, because of his difficult financial situation, in Beirut, Lebanon. (LOrient Le Jour)
People inspect goods made out of recycled materials during the opening of the #EcoSouk shop in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
People inspect goods made out of recycled materials during the opening of the Eco Souk shop in Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
#Hezbollah leader Hassan #Nasrallah, right, meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad #Zarif, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hezbollah)
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, right, meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hezbollah)
#Hezbollah supporters react during a speech of Hassan #Nasrallah during a festival to mark the #IslamicRevolution 40th anniversary near #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Hezbollah supporters react during a speech of Hassan Nasrallah during a festival to mark the Islamic Revolution 40th anniversary near Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
#Italia PM Giuseppe Conte (C) visits the Italian #UNIFIL headquarters in #Shamaa, southern of #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (C) visits the Italian UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters in Shamaa, southern of Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Activists from the Lebanese-Venezuelan Friendship Society carry Lebanese and #Venezuela flags during a solidarity sit-in with Venezuela in the southern suburbs of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Activists from the Lebanese-Venezuelan Friendship Society carry Lebanese and Venezuela flags during a solidarity sit-in with Venezuela in the southern suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Prime Minister Saad #Hariri (R), speaks with journalist Emad el-Din Adeeb, during the opening session of the World Government Summit #WGS in #Dubai, #UAE. (KARIM SAHIB / AFP)
Prime Minister Saad Hariri (R), speaks with journalist Emad el-Din Adeeb, during the opening session of the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE. (KARIM SAHIB / AFP)
President Michel #Aoun (R) receives the #Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad #Zarif (L) for talks at the Presidential Palace in #Baabda, east #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
President Michel Aoun (R) receives the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) for talks at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A #US. #AirForce aircraft lands in #Beirut International #Airport, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A U.S. Air Force aircraft lands in Beirut International Airport, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A #Hezbollah supporter with a portrait on his head of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali #Khamenei, during a rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of #Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A Hezbollah supporter with a portrait on his head of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, during a rally to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
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