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Andre Gide
A charred Quran lies among the rubble at what used to be a refugee camp, in #Tripoli, #Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’Orient Today)
A charred Quran lies among the rubble at what used to be a refugee camp, in Tripoli, Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’Orient Today)
A man salutes to the picture of the senior general Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of #Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, on a street in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
A man salutes to the picture of the senior general Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, on a street in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Jawich / Xinhua)
Members of a choir, wearing protective masks due to the #COVID19 pandemic, sing during a #Christmas mass for the Armenian Orthodox in #Antelias, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Members of a choir, wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sing during a Christmas mass for the Armenian Orthodox in Antelias, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A model depicting the moment Iran's most revered military commander, Qasem Soleimani, was hit by a US drone missile, on the eve of his assassination anniversary, Arabsalim, Lebanon.
A model depicting the moment Iran’s most revered military commander, Qasem Soleimani, was hit by a US drone missile, on the eve of his assassination anniversary, Arabsalim, Lebanon.
A destroyed tent camp is seen after it was set on fire in clashes between a group of Lebanese and Syrian refugees in #Tripoli, #Lebanon. (Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency)
A destroyed tent camp is seen after it was set on fire in clashes between a group of Lebanese and Syrian refugees in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency)
An overpass above the highway leading Beirut to the southern areas is pictured ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani (portrait), in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
An overpass above the highway leading Beirut to the southern areas is pictured ahead of the first anniversary of the killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani (portrait), in Beirut. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
People gather to protest against the economic crisis, unemployment and high cost of living in #Tripoli, #Lebanon. (Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency)
People gather to protest against the economic crisis, unemployment and high cost of living in Tripoli, Lebanon. (Mahmut Geldi / Anadolu Agency)
A Lebanese flag hanging on a building under construction behind the newly unveiled statue of Iran's most revered military commander, Qasem Soleimani, in Beirut southern suburb of Ghobeiry. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A Lebanese flag hanging on a building under construction behind the newly unveiled statue of Iran’s most revered military commander, Qasem Soleimani, in Beirut southern suburb of Ghobeiry. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Security forces wearing protective masks patrol a street full of restaurants where revelers celebrate the New Year Eve, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Security forces wearing protective masks patrol a street full of restaurants where revellers celebrate the New Year Eve, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A woman walks through an automated disinfecting machine to prevent the spread of #coronavirus, as she enters a restaurant, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A woman walks through an automated disinfecting machine to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as she enters a restaurant, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
A street vendor wearing a mask to help stop the spread of the #coronavirus sells face masks in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
A street vendor wearing a mask to help stop the spread of the coronavirus sells face masks in Beirut, Lebanon. (Bilal Hussein / AP)
Members of Hezbollah stand near a flag with a picture of senior Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani, during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of his killing,near the border with Israel, in Khiam, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Members of Hezbollah stand near a flag with a picture of senior Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani, during a ceremony marking the first anniversary of his killing,near the border with Israel, in Khiam, Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Members of Hezbollah take part in a parade under a large poster of slain Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, in #Baalbeck, #Lebanon. (AFP)
Members of Hezbollah take part in a parade under a large poster of slain Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (L) and Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani, in Baalbeck, Lebanon. (AFP)
Fire and smoke plumes rise at the scene of an explosion in Hermel governorate near the Syrian border, in #Lebanon. (AFP)
Fire and smoke plumes rise at the scene of an explosion in Hermel governorate near the Syrian border, in Lebanon. (AFP)
Relatives of victims of the 04 August Beirut port explosion pose with portraits of the deceased relatives, during a protest against the no-show of the Lebanese finance and public works ministers before a judge investigating the explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Relatives of victims of the 04 August Beirut port explosion pose with portraits of the deceased relatives, during a protest against the no-show of the Lebanese finance and public works ministers before a judge investigating the explosion, in Beirut, Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
A man checks a community help page in order to locate an empty hospital bed for a COVID-19 patient in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
A man checks a community help page in order to locate an empty hospital bed for a COVID-19 patient in Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Two women pose next to the newly unveiled statue of Iran's most revered military commander, Qasem Soleimani, in the Ghobeiry area in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Two women pose next to the newly unveiled statue of Iran’s most revered military commander, Qasem Soleimani, in the Ghobeiry area in Beirut, Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
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