Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet
A soldier passes by a phrase written in Arabic that reads "The road to Jerusalem doesn’t pass through the Ring", in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban) #لبنان_ينتفض
A soldier passes by a phrase written in Arabic that reads “The road to Jerusalem doesn’t pass through the Ring”, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban)
A girl riding her bike while holding a Lebanese flag during a demonstration in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail) #لبنان_ينتفض
A girl riding her bike while holding a Lebanese flag during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Protestors march towards the entrance of the central bank building, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro)
Protestors march towards the entrance of the central bank building, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro)
A crowd participate in the funeral of Fawwaz Fouad As-samman (26 years), a protester who was shot and killed presumably by a bullet from the Army, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (NNA)
A crowd participate in the funeral of Fawwaz Fouad As-samman (26 years), a protester who was shot and killed presumably by a bullet from the Army, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (NNA)
A policeman distributes masks to protesters during a demonstration in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A policeman distributes masks to protesters during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A barefoot protester lies on the tarmac in front of riot police in the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A barefoot protester lies on the tarmac in front of riot police in the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
"Nuage" play music and laser projections from the roof of a building to entertain confined residents during the #coronavirus lockdown, in #Dekwaneh, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Members of the Lebanese Collective “Nuage” play music and laser projections from the roof of a building to entertain confined residents, as a new form of entertainment during the COVID-19 lockdown, in Dekwaneh, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
People buy sweets during #Ramadan amid #coronavirus pandemic in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
People buy sweets during Ramadan amid COVID-19 pandemic in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
An elderly #woman gesture victory signs in front of the member of the internal security forces during a demonstration, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (João Sousa / L'Orient Le Jour)
An elderly woman gesture victory signs in front of the member of the internal security forces during a demonstration, in Beirut, Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’Orient Le Jour)
Health Minister Hamad Hassan receiving a framed photo from one of the two images that went viral and started a large debate online, after being snapped by photographer Guevara Abboud, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
Health Minister Hamad Hassan receiving a framed photo from one of the two images that went viral and started a large debate online, after being snapped by photographer Guevara Abboud, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
A protester wearing a mask to help curb the spread of the #coronavirus that reads, "Revolution," attends a protest against the deepening financial crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
An anti-government protester wearing a mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus with Arabic that reads, “Revolution,” attends a protest against the deepening financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Palestinian fighters stand guard next to an #UNRWA worker, who is waiting to spray disinfectant at any car that needs to enter inside Jalil #refugee camp, in #Baalbek, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla /AP) #coronavirus
Palestinian fighters from the Fatah movement, left, wearing masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, stand guard next to a Palestinian worker from UNRWA, right, who is waiting to spray disinfectant at any car that needs to enter inside Jalil refugee camp, in Baalbek, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla /AP)
An anti-government demonstrator argues with an army officer during riots in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA) #لبنان_ينتفض
An anti-government demonstrator argues with an army officer during riots in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
An army soldier throws a tear gas canister towards anti-government protesters in the northern city of #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
An army soldier throws a tear gas canister towards anti-government protesters in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A policeman gestures to firefighters as they extinguish a police car that was set on fire by anti-government protesters, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A policeman gestures to firefighters as they extinguish a police car that was set on fire by anti-government protesters, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
An anti-government protester confronts police with a stone during a protest against the deepening financial crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
An anti-government protester confronts police with a stone during a protest against the deepening financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A protestor carry placards with Arabic word read "My salary is worth two cans of milk" during a protest against the collapsing Lebanese pound currency and the price hikes of goods, in Al-Zouk area, northern #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
A protestor carry placards with Arabic word read “My salary is worth two cans of milk” during a protest against the collapsing Lebanese pound currency and the price hikes of goods, in Al-Zouk area, northern Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Soldiers clear the road next to a burning bank branch, set ablaze by demonstrators following the funeral of protester Fawaz al-Samman, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Soldiers clear the road next to a burning bank branch, set ablaze by demonstrators following the funeral of protester Fawaz al-Samman, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Army soldiers disperse protesters, following the funeral of protester Fawaz al-Samman, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Army soldiers disperse protesters, following the funeral of protester Fawaz al-Samman, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Protesters hurl rocks at soldiers as anger over a spiralling economic crisis re-energised a months-old anti-government movement in defiance of a #coronavirus lockdown, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (AFP)
Protesters hurl rocks at soldiers as anger over a spiralling economic crisis re-energised a months-old anti-government movement in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (AFP)
Security forces stand guard outside the entrance of a #Fransabank branch after it was targeted with an explosive device, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Security forces stand guard outside the entrance of a Fransabank branch after it was targeted with an explosive device, in Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
A demonstrator gestures to a soldier, during a protest against the collapsing Lebanese Lira currency and the price hikes, in #Zouk, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A demonstrator gestures to a soldier, during a protest against the collapsing Lebanese pound currency and the price hikes, in Zouk, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
The aftermath of a bank set ablaze overnight by protesters after clashes with security forces despite a #coronavirus lockdown, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
The aftermath of a bank set ablaze overnight by protesters following a demonstration over the country’s deteriorating economy, triggering clashes with security forces despite a coronavirus lockdown, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A youth, wearing a protective mask, walks past a mural reading "We are tired" in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A youth, wearing a protective mask, walks past a mural reading “We are tired” in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Mourners gather at Al-Nour Square during the funeral of protester Fawaz al-Samman, who died of a gunshot wound sustained during clashes between anti-government protesters and the army, in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
Mourners gather at Al-Nour Square during the funeral of protester Fawaz al-Samman, who died of a gunshot wound sustained during clashes between anti-government protesters and the army, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A protester smashes the facade of a bank at Al-Nour square following the funeral of a fellow protester in #TripoliLB, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP) #لبنان_ينتفض
A protester smashes the facade of a bank at Al-Nour square following the funeral of a fellow protester in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A protester wearing a face mask takes part in a demonstration in front of the central bank building, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A protester wearing a face mask takes part in a demonstration in front of the central bank building, in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Security forces chase after protesters who gathered for a demonstration against soaring prices and inflation in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Security forces chase after protesters who gathered for a demonstration against soaring prices and inflation in Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
A man wearing a face mask takes Lebanese lira banknotes at a currency exchange shop in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A man wearing a face mask takes Lebanese pound banknotes at a currency exchange shop in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Medical staff members look out from windows as they listen to music played by a band thanking them for their efforts to support patients during the #coronavirus pandemic, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Medical staff members of the Lebanese American University Medical Centre-Rizk Hospital, currently dealing with coronavirus patients, look out from windows as they listen to music played by a band thanking them for their efforts to support patients during the novel coronavirus pandemic, in Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A Greek Orthodox priest blesses members of the Saint George Hospital University Medical Center in charge of #COVID19 #coronavirus patients, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A Greek Orthodox priest blesses members of the Saint George Hospital University Medical Center in charge of COVID-19 coronavirus patients, in Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Medical staff members are seen in reflections off a window as they listen to music played by a band thanking them for their efforts during the #coronavirus pandemic, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Medical staff members in charge of COVID-19 coronavirus patients, are seen in reflections off a window as they listen to music played by a band thanking them for their efforts to support patients during the novel coronavirus pandemic, in Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
An elderly man wears a face mask as he walks past traditional sweets ahead of #Ramadan, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
An elderly man wears a face mask as he walks past traditional sweets ahead of Ramadan, in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A peddler pushes a cart loaded in the Baddawi Palestinian refugee Camp, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A peddler pushes a cart loaded with potatoes past open shops along the Abu al-Foz street mainly inhabited by Syrian and Palestinian-Syrian refugees, in the Baddawi Palestinian Camp, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Medical staff members dance to music played by a band thanking them for their efforts to support patients during the #coronavirus pandemic, in #Byblos, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Medical staff members of the Notre Dame des Secours hospital dance to music played by a band thanking them for their efforts to support patients during the coronavirus pandemic, in Byblos, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
People release sky lanterns as they celebrate the start of the #Ramadan, outside a mosque in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
People release sky lanterns as they celebrate the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
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