Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer – except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs.

George Orwell
A vehicle sterilizing a street as a precaution against the spread of #coronavirus disease #COVID19 in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A vehicle sterilizing a street as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
President Michel #Aoun and government ministers wear masks and gloves to help protect themselves from the #coronavirus, while attending a cabinet meeting, at the Presidential Palace in #Baabda, #Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
President Michel Aoun and government ministers wear masks and gloves to help protect themselves from the coronavirus, while attending a cabinet meeting, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, Lebanon. (Dalati Nohra)
Barber Fouad Lalo cuts hair on the balcony of a customer's home, while the country is being been under lockdown due to the spread of the #coronavirus. in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Barber Fouad Lalo cuts hair on the balcony of a customer’s home, while the country is being been under lockdown due to the spread of the coronavirus. in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
An activist tries to set himself on fire in protest after security forces try to dismantle their tents and go home in line with a nighttime #coronavirus curfew in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
An activist tries to set himself on fire in protest after security forces try to dismantle their tents and go home in line with a nighttime coronavirus curfew in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A security man walks along an empty street before a nighttime curfew to help stem the spread of the #coronavirus in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A security man walks along an empty street before a nighttime curfew to help stem the spread of the coronavirus in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
#Palestinian tailors make protective face masks with the patterns of the Kaffiyeh, in the refugee camp of Burj al-Barajneh, south of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP) #coronavirus
Palestinian tailors make protective face masks with the patterns of the Kaffiyeh, at a workshop in the refugee camp of Burj al-Barajneh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A volunteer wearing a costume entertains people standing on their balcony, as the spread of #coronavirus disease #COVID19 continues in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A volunteer wearing a costume entertains people standing on their balcony, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A member of #Hezbollah's with a protective gear disinfects a road, as a precaution against the spread of #coronavirus disease #COVID19 in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A member of Hezbollah’s with a protective gear disinfects a road, as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus disease COVID19 in Saida, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
An empty area around Martyrs' Square after security forces cleared away a protest camp and reopened roads in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
An empty area around Martyrs’ Square after Lebanese security forces cleared away a protest camp and reopened roads blocked by demonstrators since protests against the governing elite started in October, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Domestic workers walk their employees' dogs as most people remain at home in a bid to slow down the spread of the #coronavirus, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Foreign domestic workers wearing protective face masks walk their employees’ dogs as most people remain at home in a bid to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Deserted old souks during a curfew lockdown implemented to stem the spread of the ongoing #coronavirus #Covid19 pandemic, in #Jounieh area north of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Deserted old souks during a curfew lockdown implemented to stem the spread of the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, in Jounieh area north of Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
People shop for fruits and vegetables at a market in amid the #COVID19 #coronavirus pandemic, in of #TripoliLB , #Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
People shop for fruits and vegetables at a market in amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in of Tripoli, Lebanon. (Ibrahim CHALHOUB / AFP)
Mask-clad clients queue outside a #bank in the #Zalka suburb of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Mask-clad clients queue outside a bank in the Zalka suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Policemen saluting for health-care workers at the Rafik #Hariri University #Hospital, where most of the #coronavirus cases are treated, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. ( @lebisf )
Policemen saluting for health-care workers, doctors, nurses and staff at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, where most of the Lebanese coronavirus cases are treated, in Beirut, Lebanon. (INTERNAL SECURITY FORCES)
A national flag flutters at a nearly deserted corniche, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of #coronavirus in #Tyre, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A national flag flutters at a nearly deserted corniche, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Tarek Bashasha, a 49-year-old artist, plays the clarinet to entertain people at their homes, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of #coronavirus disease #COVID19 in #Saida, southern #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Tarek Bashasha, a 49 year-old artist, plays the clarinet to entertain people at their homes, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saida, southern Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Workers clean the area around Martyrs' Square after security forces cleared away a protest camp and reopened roads blocked by demonstrators since protests against the governing elite started in October, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS) #لبنان_ينتفض
Workers clean the area around Martyrs’ Square after security forces cleared away a protest camp and reopened roads blocked by demonstrators since protests against the governing elite started in October, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Trees are pictured along an empty road, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of #coronavirus #covid19 disease in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Trees are pictured along an empty road, during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus disease in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
An aerial view shows Beirut's Martyrs Square deserted during a nighttime curfew imposed to stem the spread of #coronavirus, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (AFP)
An aerial view shows Beirut’s Martyrs Square deserted during a nighttime curfew imposed to stem the spread of coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)
A man takes a selfie while carrying a dog in front of the Rawsheh rock, during the spread of #coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A man takes a selfie while carrying a dog in front of the Rawsheh rock, during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A view shows an empty highway during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of #coronavirus disease in Jal el-Dib, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A view shows an empty highway during a countrywide lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
#Hezbollah medical team stand near their ambulances during a tour done by Hezbollah to show their preparation to fight the #coronavirus in the southern suburb of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH /EPA)
Hezbollah medical team stand near their ambulances during a tour done by Hezbollah to show their preparation to fight the coronavirus in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH /EPA)
A man wears a mask amid concerns over the spread of the #coronavirus in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban / The Daily Star)
A man wears a mask amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hasan Shaaban / The Daily Star)
Relatives of inmates in Roumieh prison hold placards as they call for their release amid concerns over the spread of the #coronavirus, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Relatives of inmates in Roumieh prison hold placards as they call for their release amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
A young man sitting near an advertising panel that reads: “Stay at home” amid concerns over the spread of the #coronavirus in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Bou Haydar / Al-Akhbar)
A young man sitting near an outdoor advertising panel that reads in Arabic: “Stay at home” amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Bou Haydar / Al-Akhbar)
People standing in queues in front of an #ATM, in #Lebanon. (Rammal Jouny / Nidaa Alwatan)
People standing in queues in front of an ATM, in Lebanon. (Rammal Jouny / Nidaa Alwatan)
. #samygemayel leading a meeting for the #Kataeb Political Bureau through the internet, amid concerns over the spread of the #coronavirus in #Lebanon.
Samy Gemayel leading a meeting for the Kataeb Political Bureau through the internet, amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus in Lebanon.
Omar Itani driving his taxi car while taking precaution from the #coronavirus by wearing a mask and protective gloves, in #Lebanon. ( @joaocbsousa / L’Orient Le Jour)
Omar Itani driving his taxi car while taking precaution from the coronavirus by wearing a mask and protective gloves, in Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’Orient Le Jour)
A volunteer wears a facemask with the colours and logo of the #Hezbollah flag while he works at a Social Security Support Center in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Daniel Carde / Getty Images)
A volunteer wears a facemask with the colours and logo of the Hezbollah flag while he works at a Social Security Support Center in Beirut, Lebanon. (Daniel Carde / Getty Images)
A man walks down a street with blossoming trees, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah)
A man walks down a street with blossoming trees, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Tahtah)
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