Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force.

George Orwell
A policeman confronting a woman demonstrating against a controversial amnesty draft law as the Parliament convenes, outside the #UNESCO Palace, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ali Alloush - Al Modon)
A policeman confronting a woman demonstrating against a controversial amnesty draft law as the Parliament convenes, outside the UNESCO Palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Ali Alloush – Al Modon)
ِA man reads a security notice asking people to leave the perimeters, to curb the spread of the #coronavirus, while the other tries to walk underneath the Police tapes, on the Corniche of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
ِA man reads a security notice asking people to leave the perimeters, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while the other tries to walk underneath the Police tapes, on the Corniche of Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Anti-government demanding the implementation of various #UN Security Council resolutions, including the disarmament of armed groups, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / picture-alliance)
Anti-government protesters wearing face masks shout slogans and hold placards during a protest demanding the implementation of various UN Security Council resolutions, including the disarmament of armed groups, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / picture-alliance)
An #Ethiopian maid sits at the ground as she camps near the Ethiopian Consulate in the #Hazmiyeh town, south-east of #Beirut, #Lebanon after she was kicked out from her work. (Marwan Naamani / dpa)
An Ethiopian maid sits at the ground as she camps near the Ethiopian Consulate in the Hazmiyeh town, south-east of Beirut after she was kicked out from her work. (Marwan Naamani / dpa)
A portrait of the Parliament Speaker Nabih #Berri that reads: "His future is guaranteed and you?" during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A portrait of the Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri with Arabic that reads: “His future is guaranteed and you?” that was thrown on the ground by anti-government protesters during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
People arrive at Muhammed Emin Mosque to perform #FridayPrayer are seen entering the disinfectant cabin set up at the courtyard of the mosque, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Wassim Samih Seifeddine / Anadolu Agency)
People arrive at Muhammed Emin Mosque to perform Friday prayer observing social distance rules, are seen entering the disinfectant cabin set up at the courtyard of the mosque, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Wassim Samih Seifeddine / Anadolu Agency)
Security guards check people's temperature as they enter a shopping mall in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
Security guards check people’s temperature as they enter a shopping mall in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
People moving with their trollies inside a mall that is gradually opening up after weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of the #coronavirus, in #Lebanon. (L'Orient Le Jour)
People moving with their trollies inside a shopping centre that is gradually opening up after weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus, in Lebanon. (L’Orient Le Jour)
Health care workers take swab samples to test #coronavirus from a camp of Syrian refugees in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Health care workers take swab samples from Syrian refugees in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
A portrait of the Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri with Arabic that reads: "His future is guaranteed and you?" on a car that was attacked by his supporters, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mark Fayyad / Annahar)
A portrait of the Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri with Arabic that reads: “His future is guaranteed and you?” on a car that was attacked by his supporters, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mark Fayyad / Annahar)
A man exercises with a puppy on his back at a public beach in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
A man exercises with a puppy on his back at a public beach in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
A protester in a “#BlackLivesMatter” march, holding a sign that says “From #Lebanon with Love”, in #Brooklyn, #US. (Sarah Sadaka)
A protester in a “Black Lives Matter” march, holding a sign that says “From Lebanon with Love”, in Brooklyn, US. (Sarah Sadaka)
Demonstrators confront with riot police on a road leading to the #UNESCO Palace where the parliament is holding a legislative session, during a protest against a controversial amnesty draft law, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Demonstrators confront with riot police on a road leading to the UNESCO Palace where the parliament is holding a legislative session, during a protest against a controversial amnesty draft law, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A woman filming Anti-government protesters during a protest in front of the interior ministry against the economic and financial crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A woman filming Anti-government protesters during a protest in front of the interior ministry against the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Riot policemen try to remove anti-government protesters from blocking the road in front of the interior ministry in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Riot policemen try to remove anti-government protesters from blocking the road in front of the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Anti-government protesters lift placards demanding the implementation of #UN resolutions including the disarmament of #Hezbollah and armed groups, during a demonstration in the capital #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Anti-government protesters lift placards demanding the implementation of United Nations resolutions including the disarmament of armed groups in the country, during a demonstration in the capital Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Members of the #RedCross work in the call centre at the headquarters of the organisation in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Members of the Lebanese Red Cross work in the call centre at the headquarters of the organisation in Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A convoy carries a statue of the #Virgin Mary at the end of the 'Marian month', during the 'Marian march', as they roam the streets of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A convoy carries a statue of the Virgin Mary at the end of the ‘Marian month’, during the ‘Marian march’, as they roam the streets of Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Citizens walk on the Corniche just before the daily #coronavirus curfew start, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Citizens walk on the Corniche just before the daily curfew start, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Volunteers wearing protective masks and gloves fill boxes with food for distribution to people in need, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Volunteers wearing protective masks and gloves fill boxes with food for distribution to people in need, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
A #woman wearing a face mask plays a slot machine at the recently reopened #Casino du Liban amid the spread of #coronavirus in #Jounieh northern #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A woman wearing a face mask plays a slot machine at the recently reopened Casino du Liban amid the spread of coronavirus in Jounieh northern Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
A man vapes at the terrasse of a bar, as the country is gradually opening up after weeks of #coronavirus lockdown, in #Gemmayzeh in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A man vapes at the terrasse of a bar, as the country is set to gradually open up after weeks of lockdown to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, in Gemmayzeh in Beirut, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)

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