Those who have suffered, who have known poverty or oppression, are generally the most prone to kindness. Perhaps it is well to endure some misery if only to learn this lesson.

ARTHUR LYNCH
A supporter of #Hezbollah shouts slogans during a protest against the visit of Commander of the #US Army Central Command, Kenneth Franklin McKenzie near the airport in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A supporter of Hezbollah shouts slogans during a protest against the visit of Commander of the US Army Central Command, Kenneth Franklin McKenzie near the airport in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Family members sit in their living room while surrounding a lantern due because of extreme power cuts in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro)
Family members sit in their living room while surrounding a lantern due because of extreme power cuts in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro)
A woman reacts toward members of internal security forces during a protest in Downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Jad Ghorayeb)
A woman reacts toward members of internal security forces during a protest in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Jad Ghorayeb)
A man walks by Internal security forces, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
A man walks by Internal security forces, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
A man raises 2 1000 Lebanese Lira at the scene where a man killed himself because of the deteriorating economic and financial crisis in the country, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al Araby Al Jadeed)
A man raises 2 1000 Lebanese Lira at the scene where a man killed himself because of the deteriorating economic and financial crisis in the country, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun / Al Araby Al Jadeed)
A woman lights candles at the scene where a man killed himself because of the deteriorating economic and financial crisis in the country, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A woman lights candles at the scene where a man killed himself on Beirut’s commercial Hamra Street, because of the deteriorating economic and financial crisis in the country, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanese maestro Harout Fazlian leading the "Sound of Resilience" concert of the Baalbeck music festival, in #Baalbeck, #Lebanon. (Roger Ghantous)
Lebanese maestro Harout Fazlian leading the “Sound of Resilience” concert of the Baalbeck music festival, in Baalbeck, Lebanon. (Roger Ghantous)
Activist and lawyer Wassef Harakeh, addressing the crowd gathered to support him after being attacked, in front of Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’orient Le Jour)
Activist and lawyer Wassef Harakeh, addressing the crowd gathered to support him after being attacked, in front of Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, in Beirut, Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’orient Le Jour)
An elderly woman sits on the pavement of a road that was closed by protesters in the Corniche Mazraa area, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)
An elderly woman sits on the pavement of a road that was closed by protesters in the Corniche Mazraa area, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah / Al-Akhbar)
A tunnel without lights during a blackout in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A tunnel without lights during a blackout in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A riot policeman checks his mobile phone during a protest against the Lebanese interior minister Mohammed Fahmi, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A riot policeman checks his mobile phone during a protest against the Lebanese interior minister Mohammed Fahmi, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A man passes by garbage containers and tires that were set on fire by anti-government protesters to block the main road, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A man passes by garbage containers and tires that were set on fire by anti-government protesters to block the main road, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
An anti-government protester shouts at riot police, near the scene where a Lebanese man who killed himself on Beirut's commercial #Hamra Street, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
An anti-government protester shouts at riot police, near the scene where a Lebanese man who killed himself on Beirut’s commercial Hamra Street, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Anti-government protesters scuffle with policemen after they removed a part of a concrete wall that security forces installed it to prevent them from reaching the government palace in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Anti-government protesters scuffle with policemen after they removed a part of a concrete wall that security forces installed it to prevent them from reaching the government palace in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of #Baalbek, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Musicians from the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra perform during a concert in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Lebanese diaspora gathered at the Trocadero Plaza of Human Rights to demand the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, in #Paris, #France. (Pierrick Villette / Avenir Pictures / Abaca / Sipa USA)
Lebanese diaspora gathered at the Trocadero Plaza of Human Rights to demand the sovereignty and independence of Lebanon, and demanding application of UN resolution 1559, in Paris, France. (Pierrick Villette / Avenir Pictures / Abaca / Sipa USA)
#Beirut remains in darkness during a power outage, in #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Beirut remains in darkness during a power outage, in Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Concrete mixer drivers, unemployed because of the current economic crisis, block the roads with their concrete mixers and trucks around Martyrs' Square as they gather to protest against unemployment and power cuts in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency)
Concrete mixer drivers, unemployed because of the current economic crisis, block the roads with their concrete mixers and trucks around Martyrs’ Square as they gather to protest against unemployment and power cuts in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency)
Anti-government protesters carry placards reading '24/24 of dark, there is no need for an electric company for two hours of electricity per day' in front of the Lebanese Electricity company main building in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Anti-government protesters carry placards reading ’24/24 of dark, there is no need for an electric company for two hours of electricity per day’ in front of the Lebanese Electricity company main building in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
People wearing protective face masks against #Covid19 are pictured upon their arrival at the terminal of the Rafik #Hariri international #airport during its re-opening in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
People wearing protective face masks against Covid19 are pictured upon their arrival at the terminal of the Rafik Hariri international airport during its re-opening in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Anti-government protesters carry Lebanese flags and burn tires as they block the main highway during a protest over deteriorating living conditions, in Jal El Dib area north of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Anti-government protesters carry Lebanese flags and burn tires as they block the main highway during a protest over deteriorating living conditions, in Jal El Dib area north of Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Business owners, most of which have had to close their companies, protest the deteriorating living conditions, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Business owners, most of which have had to close their companies, protest the deteriorating living conditions, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Journalists and photographers during a sit-in in protest against the repression they were subject to by security members, in front of the Ministry of Interior in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Journalists and photographers during a sit-in in protest against the repression they were subject to by security members, in front of the Ministry of Interior in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Sudanese workers, who lost their jobs due to the deteriorating economic situation in #Lebanon, protest outside their county's embassy in #Beirut to demand repatriation. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Sudanese workers, who lost their jobs due to the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon, protest outside their county’s embassy in Beirut to demand repatriation. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
An anti-government protester holds a placard that reads in Arabic: 'how many suicide do you still want?' near the site where a Lebanese Ali Al-Hok killed himself due to the economic and social situation, at Hamra Street in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An anti-government protester holds a placard that reads in Arabic: ‘how many suicide do you still want?’ near the site where a Lebanese Ali Al-Hok killed himself due to the economic and social situation, at Hamra Street in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Protesters carry US and Lebanese flags and placards that read '1559 make it happen,' and 'no weapons unless legitimate weapons' during a protest calling for the implementation of UN Resolution 1559 near the US Embassy in #Awkar north of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Protesters carry US and Lebanese flags and placards that read ‘1559 make it happen,’ and ‘no weapons unless legitimate weapons’ during a protest calling for the implementation of UN Resolution 1559 near the US Embassy in Awkar north of Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Members of the #Oromo Ethiopian community in #Lebanon take part in a demonstration to protest the death of musician and activist Hachalu #Hundessa, in the capital #Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Members of the Oromo Ethiopian community in Lebanon take part in a demonstration to protest the death of musician and activist Hachalu Hundessa, in the capital Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Anti-government protesters carrying placards with Arabic word read 'An official who does not protect his people from hunger must go' shout slogans in front of the central bank during protests in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Anti-government protesters carrying placards with Arabic word read ‘An official who does not protect his people from hunger must go’ shout slogans in front of the central bank during protests in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
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