Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.

Bob Riley
Policemen walking towards a protest in #Hamra street, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. ( @joaocbsousa )
Policemen walking towards a protest in Hamra street, in Beirut, Lebanon. (João Sousa)
Protesters stage a sit-in to voice their rejection of the summoning of security services against journalist Ayman Sharrouf, in front of the Justice Palace in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Fadel Itani / Nida Alwatan)
Protesters stage a sit-in to voice their rejection of the summoning of security services against journalist Ayman Sharrouf, in front of the Justice Palace in Beirut, Lebanon. (Fadel Itani / Nida Alwatan)
An elderly woman standing in front of policemen during a protest in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aljoumhouria) #لبنان_ينتفض
An elderly woman standing in front of policemen during a protest in Beirut, Lebanon. (Aljoumhouria)
A policeman writing a ticket for a driver who didn't comply to security measures to help ward off a #coronavirus disease resurgence, in #Lebanon. (Ramzi ElHajj / Nida Alwatan)
A policeman writing a ticket for a driver who didn’t comply to security measures to help ward off a coronavirus disease resurgence, in Lebanon. (Ramzi ElHajj / Nida Alwatan)
MP Sleiman #Franjieh speaking during a press conference, in #Lebanon. (Al Marada)
MP Sleiman Franjieh speaking during a press conference, in Lebanon. (Al Marada)
Demonstrators shout slogans calling for an independent judicial system, outside the Ministry of Justice in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine) #لبنان_ينتفض
Demonstrators shout slogans calling for an independent judicial system, outside the Ministry of Justice in Beirut, Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
#Hospital staff dance to the music of a band entertaining elderly patients in #coronavirus confinement at the #Siblin governmental hospital, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Hospital staff dance to the music of a band entertaining elderly patients in confinement at the Siblin governmental hospital, Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
An anti-government protester yells as riot police stand guard in front of the Ministry of Economy in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP) #لبنان_ينتفض
An anti-government protester yells as riot police stand guard in front of the Ministry of Economy in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Bikers take part in a rally dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory over #Nazi #Germany in #WWII, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mikhail Alaeddin / Sputnik)
Bikers take part in a rally dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mikhail Alaeddin / Sputnik)
A member of the @LebISF raising his middle finger towards protesters during a demonstration outside the Ministry of Economy, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Greg Demarque / Executive Magazine)
A member of the security forces giving his middle finger to protesters during a demonstration outside the Ministry of Economy, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Greg Demarque / Executive Magazine)
People shop at a crowded souk as the government ordered most of the country to shut down again for 4 days, to ward off a #coronavirus disease resurgence, in #Sabra, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
People shop at a crowded souk as the government ordered most of the country to shut down again for four days, to ward off a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) resurgence, in Sabra, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Mask-clad boys playing #football amid the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, in front of the Camille Chamoun Sports City #Stadium in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (AFP)
Mask-clad boys playing football amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in front of the Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium in Beirut, Lebanon. (AFP)
Medical staff celebrate International #Nurses' Day outside Beirut Governmental Hospital, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Medical staff celebrate International Nurses’ Day outside Beirut Governmental Hospital, in Beirut Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
A man walks by piles of garbage, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun)
A man walks by piles of garbage, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun)
Worshippers observe social distancing at Friday prayers at al-Amin mosque in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail) #coronavirus
Worshippers observe social distancing at Friday prayers at al-Amin mosque in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
People walk along the seaside Corniche, after the government eased some #coronavirus restrictions on public life, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro)
People walk along Beirut’s seaside Corniche, after the government eased some restrictions on public life, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Chbaro)
Anti-government protesters wave flags during ongoing protests against the government in front of the parliament in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Anti-government protesters wave flags carry placards and shout slogans during ongoing protests against Lebanese government in front of the parliament in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Workers of the Beirut Municipality conduct a sterilization campaign to prevent the spread of the #coronavirus in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Workers of the Beirut Municipality conduct a sterilization campaign to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
An anti-government protester carries a placard and shouts slogans during ongoing protests in front of the parliament in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
An anti-government protester carries a placard and shout slogans during ongoing protests against Lebanese government in front the Lebanese parliament in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
American citizens who were stranded abroad due to the #coronavirus arrive at the Lebanese border coming from #Syria on their way to #Beirut airport to return to the #US, in #Lebanon. (STR / EPA)
American citizens who were stranded abroad due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic arrive at the Lebanese border coming from Syria on their way to Beirut airport to return to the US, in Lebanon. (STR / EPA)
A man prays while taking precautions against the #coronavirus outbreak, as mosques reopen their doors for Friday prayers, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A man prays as he wears a mask and gloves as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, as mosques reopen their doors for Friday prayers, in Sidon, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Anti-government protesters shout slogansin a demonstration in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
Anti-government protesters shout slogans during a protest to demand the release of their fellow campaigners, who were arrested during a protest in front of the Fransabank branch last week, at Hamra street in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An elderly #woman shows appreciation to entertainers at a retirement home at Ain Wazein, in #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP) #coronavirus
An elderly woman shows appreciation to entertainers at a retirement home at Ain Wazein, in the Chouf mountains, in Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
The columns of the Roman Temple of Jupiter are lit with the symbols of the #RedCross and Crescent, to show appreciation for all medical and healthcare staff, in #Baalbeck, #Lebanon. (AFP) #coronavirus
The columns of the Roman Temple of Jupiter are lit with the symbols of the Red Cross and Crescent, to show appreciation for all medical and healthcare staff, in Baalbeck, Lebanon. (AFP)
A Syrian refugee girl wears oversized shoes, as the country extends its #Coronavirus lockdown at a #Syrian #refugee camp in the #Bekaa valley, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
A Syrian refugee girl wears oversized shoes, as Lebanon extends a lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Christian worshippers maintain social distancing during #coronavirus time, as they attend a Sunday mass, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Christian worshippers maintain social distancing as they attend a Sunday mass following the reopening of Saint George Maronite Church amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Nurses gathered to attend a mass celebrated by a priest in the #coronavirus section of the hospital, in #Ashrafieh, #Lebanon. (Hotel Dieu de France Hospital)
Nurses gathered to attend a mass celebrated by a priest in the coronavirus COVID-19 section of the hospital, in Ashrafieh, Lebanon. (Hotel Dieu de France Hospital)
Participants of a demonstration on motorcycles in support of former PM and Future Movement leader Saad #Hariri in front of his house in central #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Participants of a demonstration on motorcycles in support of former Prime Minister and leader of the Future Movement Saad Hariri in front of his house in central Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
A waiter takes an order at an outdoor terrace of a restaurant as the country eases its #coronavirus lockdown, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A waiter takes an order at an outdoor terrace of a restaurant as the country eases its coronavirus lockdown, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Anti-government demonstrators with parents' committees during a sit-in protest in front of the Ministry of Education in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
Anti-government demonstrators with parents’ committees during a sit-in protest in front of the Ministry of Education in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Mounzer / EPA)
A man on a rooftop in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Diego Ibarra Sanchez / The New York Times)
A man on a rooftop in Beirut, Lebanon. (Diego Ibarra Sanchez / The New York Times)
Fishermen dangle their lines to catch fish at #Beirut's seaside Corniche, in #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Fishermen dangle their lines to catch fish at Beirut’s seaside Corniche, in Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
An Anti-government protester holds a placard during a protest to call for French authorities to cancel financially help to a corrupted government, near the French embassy in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
An Anti-government protester holds a placard during a protest to call for French authorities to cancel financially help to a corrupted government, near the French embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. (WAEL HAMZEH / EPA)
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