The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Albert Camus
Anti-government protesters take part in a symbolic funeral for the country in the downtown area of the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Anti-government protesters take part in a symbolic funeral for the country in the downtown area of the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Anti-government protesters couple kiss next to burning tires blocking the road near the government palace, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / Layal Jebran)
Anti-government protesters couple kiss next to burning tires blocking the road near the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / Layal Jebran)
Protesters gesture and take selfies in front of a store which was attacked by them during a riot at the Riad al Solh Square in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Protesters gesture and take selfies in front of a store which was attacked by them during a riot at the Riad al Solh Square in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
A woman unravels a Lebanese flag while protesting in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Daniel Carde / imago images / ZUMA Wire)
A woman unravels a Lebanese flag while protesting in Beirut, Lebanon. (Daniel Carde / imago images / ZUMA Wire)
Protesters outside the Justice Palace during a symbolic "surrender" to the authorities, denouncing the threats to prosecute those who undermine the President, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nada Merhi / L’Orient Le Jour)
Protesters outside the Justice Palace during a symbolic “surrender” to the authorities, denouncing the threats to prosecute those who undermine the President, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nada Merhi / L’Orient Le Jour)
A first responder tends to injured Al-Jadeed news reporter Layal Saad ( @layalsaad.a ) in Downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)
A first responder tends to injured Al-Jadeed news reporter Layal Saad in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohammad Azakir / The Daily Star)
Large crowds gather outside an exchange shop in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Large crowds gather outside an exchange shop in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
A protester attacks a jewellery shop during riots that erupted after obliterating the purchasing power of many, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
A protester attacks a jewellery shop during riots that erupted after the fall in the Lebanese lira against the US dollar, obliterating the purchasing power of many Lebanese, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
An anti-government protester, right, sits near army soldiers standing guard in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
An anti-government protester, right, sits near army soldiers standing guard in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Former PM Saad #Hariri inspects streets and workplaces damaged due to demonstrations in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
Former PM Saad al-Hariri inspects streets and workplaces damaged due to demonstrations against dire economic conditions and depreciation in the value of the Lebanese lira against the dollar in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
Minister of information Manal Abdel Samad meets a Delegation from Lebanese Photographer Syndicate, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
Minister of information Manal Abdel Samad meets a Delegation from Lebanese Photographer Syndicate, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
A female protester holding a hammer while drinking from her mug during a demonstration at the Riad al Solh Square in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
A female protester holding a hammer while drinking from her mug during a demonstration at the Riad al Solh Square in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
People gather to protest against the broadcast of a TV programme by Armenian origin reporter @Neshan Der Haroutiounian for including contents insulting #Turkey outside the AlJadeed building in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Houssam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
People gather to protest against the broadcast of a TV programme by Armenian origin reporter Neshan Der Haroutiounian for including contents insulting Turkey outside the AlJadeed building in Beirut, Lebanon. (Houssam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
Demonstrators ride on motorbikes during a protest against fall in lira currency and mounting economic hardship, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Demonstrators ride on motorbikes during a protest against fall in lira currency and mounting economic hardship, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A man sweeps glass off the ground along a street outside the local branch of a #bank after it was vandalised by protesters earlier, in al-Nour Square in #Tripolilb, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A man sweeps glass off the ground along a street outside the local branch of a bank after it was vandalised by protesters earlier, in al-Nour Square in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
An army soldier looks at the broken glass at a Blom Bank branch a day after anti-government protests, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An army soldier looks at the broken glass at a Blom Bank branch a day after anti-government protests, in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An Anti-government protester on her motorcycle returns where burn tires block the road near the government palace, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
An Anti-government protester on her motorcycle returns where burn tires block the road near the government palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Anti-government protesters play handball and football on the #Saida - #Tyre highway after blocking it amid demonstrations in #Adloun, #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Anti-government protesters play handball and football on the Saida – Tyre highway after blocking it amid demonstrations in Adloun, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
A member of the riot police walks near burning fire during a protest against the fall in Lira currency and mounting economic hardship, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A member of the riot police walks near burning fire during a protest against the fall in Lira currency and mounting economic hardship, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A car passes near burning tires during a sit-in protest against the fall in LIRA currency and mounting economic hardship, in #Ghazieh, south of #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A car passes near burning tires during a sit-in protest against the fall in LIRA currency and mounting economic hardship, in Ghazieh, south of Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A member of the Fire Brigade inspects a burnt out bank after it was set on fire overnight by anti-government protesters in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A member of the Fire Brigade inspects a burnt out bank after it was set on fire overnight by anti-government protesters in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Anti-government protesters clash with soldiers in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhood in the northern port city of #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Anti-government protesters clash with soldiers in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhood in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Anti-government protesters block a road with burning tyres in the northern port city of #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Anti-government protesters block a road with burning tyres in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Anti-government protesters buy corn from a street vendor next to burning garbage bins, during clashes with security forces in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Anti-government protesters buy corn from a street vendor next to burning garbage bins, during clashes with security forces in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Members of security forces with anti-riot gear deploy during clashes with anti-government protesters in the northern port city of #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Members of security forces with anti-riot gear deploy during clashes with anti-government protesters in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (Fathi AL-MASRI / AFP)
Protesters and supporters of Lebanese communist party march from the finance ministry to Ryad Al-Solh square in front of the government palace during protests in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Protesters and supporters of Lebanese communist party march from the finance ministry to Ryad Al-Solh square in front of the government palace during protests in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A man browses a phone while sitting in a workshop in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhood of #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A man browses a phone while sitting in a workshop in the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhood of Tripoli, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Young men in a barbershop listen to the speech of #Hezbollah leader Hassan #Nasrallah on a TV screen in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Young men in a barbershop listen to the speech of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on a TV screen in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)

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