There is at Christmas time a great deal of hypocrisy, honourable hypocrisy, hypocrisy undertaken pour le bon motif, c’est entendu, but nevertheless hypocrisy!

Agatha Christie
A woman reacts during a sit-in in front of the Jaafari Court for the Shiite Sect demanding the increase of the age of custody, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Alloush / Al Modon)
A woman reacts during a sit-in in front of the Jaafari Court for the Shiite Sect demanding the increase of the age of custody, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ali Alloush / Al Modon)
People take photos in front of the festive decorations in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
People take photos in front of the festive decorations in central Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A policeman reacts during a demonstration outside the entrance of the American University of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
A policeman reacts during a demonstration outside the entrance of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
A group of refugees are seen after a tent camp was set on fire after a clash between a group of Lebanese and Syrian refugees in #Tripoli, #Lebanon. (Ahmad Al Said / Anadolu Agency)
A group of refugees are seen after a tent camp was set on fire after a clash between a group of Lebanese and Syrian refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ahmad Al Said / Anadolu Agency)
A man walks past a shop in the Hamra area, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A man walks past a shop in the Hamra area, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
Riot policemen clash with university students during a demonstration against high tuition fees outside the American University in Beirut (AUB), #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
Riot policemen clash with university students during a demonstration against high tuition fees outside the American University in Beirut (AUB), Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
A composite view of the interior of the Maronite Church of Saint Anthony of Padova a day after the port blast; and during a special #Christmas morning mass, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A composite view of the interior of the Maronite Church of Saint Anthony of Padova a day after the port blast; and during a special Christmas morning mass, in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Syrian refugees salvage belongings from the wreckage of their shelters at a camp set on fire overnight in #Bhanine, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Syrian refugees salvage belongings from the wreckage of their shelters at a camp set on fire overnight in Bhanine, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
A sign reading "Beirut" is seen among #Christmas decorations in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A sign reading “Beirut” is seen among Christmas decorations in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Demonstrators chant slogans as they carry a placard, which translates from Arabic "Education is a right to all, no to the influence of the dollar" during a demonstration in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Demonstrators chant slogans as they carry a placard, which translates from Arabic “Education is a right to all, no to the influence of the dollar” during a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Students from American University of Beirut stand among policemen as they protest over tuition fees in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Students from American University of Beirut stand among policemen as they protest over tuition fees in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Displaced Syrian sits outside his makeshift tyre repair shop which he covered with a Lebanese flag following #Beirut's massive port blast last August, in the village of Kafr Uruq in the north of #Idlib, #Syria. (Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP)
Displaced Syrian sits outside his makeshift tyre repair shop which he covered with a Lebanese flag following Beirut’s massive port blast last August, in the village of Kafr Uruq in the north of Idlib, Syria. (Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP)
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