The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.

Paulo Coelho
People buy food at a market to prepare for a national #COVID19 lockdown in #Tripoli, #Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua)
People buy food at a market to prepare for a national COVID-19 lockdown in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Khalid / Xinhua)
Customers buy bread in large batches ahead of a #COVID19 lockdown, from a bakery in Khaldeh, south of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
Customers buy bread in large batches ahead of a COVID19 lockdown, from a bakery in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A man carries gas cylinders as the Lebanese rush to stock up on provisions one day before a total lockdown due to the spread of the #COVID19 pandemic, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
A man carries gas cylinders as the Lebanese rush to stock up on provisions one day before a total lockdown due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Saida, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
People looking towards the damaged silos of the capital seaport, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun)
People looking towards the damaged silos of the capital seaport, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Baydoun)
Parents of students in foreign universities during a sit-in outside the Central Bank to protest against the failure to implement the “student dollar law”, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Fadel Itani / Nida Alwatan)
Parents of students in foreign universities during a sit-in outside the Central Bank to protest against the failure to implement the “student dollar law”, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Fadel Itani / Nida Alwatan)
Healthcare personnel taking a rest outside the Rafic Hariri University Hospital in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
Healthcare personnel taking a rest outside the Rafic Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussam Shbaro / Anadolu Agency)
A policeman asks people to leave Beirut Corniche due to #COVID19 restrictions in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A policeman asks people to leave Beirut Corniche due to COVID-19 restrictions in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
People shop at a supermarket to prepare for a national #COVID19 lockdown in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
People shop at a supermarket to prepare for a national COVID-19 lockdown in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A nurse takes a swab from a young woman at a #coronavirus testing center at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A nurse takes a swab from a young woman at a coronavirus testing center at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Red Cross volunteers stand near a patient as they wait outside the emergency room to find a place at the #coronavirus intensive care unit, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
Red Cross volunteers stand near a patient as they wait outside the emergency room to find a place at the coronavirus intensive care unit, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
People line up to get tested for the #coronavirus during a lockdown, in #Antelias, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
People line up to get tested for the coronavirus during a lockdown, in Antelias, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Members of the Beirut municipality police on their bicycles patrol the empty roads due to #Coronavirus lockdown in the coastal area of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Members of the Beirut municipality police on their bicycles patrol the empty roads due to Coronavirus lockdown in the coastal area of Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A couple embracing each other, taking a selfie at the empty corniche at the coastal area of #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A couple embracing each other, taking a selfie at the empty corniche at the coastal area of Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A #Christmas tree is pictured at a closed shopping district in downtown #Beirut, during a lockdown to stem a rise in #coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A Christmas tree is pictured at a closed shopping district in downtown Beirut, during a lockdown to stem a rise in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A customer pushes her trolley next to near-empty shelves after people hoarded food as authorities are discussing the latest measures to implement to curb the spread of the #coronavirus, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
A customer pushes her trolley next to near-empty shelves after people hoarded food as authorities are discussing the latest measures to implement to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beirut, Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
People queue in their cars in Zouk Mosbeh to take the #COVID19 PCR test, in #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
People queue in their cars in Zouk Mosbeh to take the COVID-19 PCR test, in Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
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