You only live twice: Once when you are born, and once when you look death in the face.

Ian Fleming
Demonstrators block a main street with burning tires as a protest against the government’s lockdown in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
Demonstrators block a main street with burning tires as a protest against the government’s lockdown in Beirut, Lebanon. (Nabil Ismail)
A woman sits on a rooftop in the Hay al-Gharbeh neighbourhood of Beirut, Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’Orient Today)
A woman sits on a rooftop in the Hay al-Gharbeh neighbourhood of Beirut, Lebanon. (João Sousa / L’Orient Today)
Health officials transport the coffin of a woman who died of the COVID-19 disease, out of a church to be inhumated in a nearby cemetery, near Bint Jbeil, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Health officials transport the coffin of a woman who died of the COVID-19 disease, out of a church to be inhumated in a nearby cemetery, near Bint Jbeil, Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Members of Hezbollah take part in a ceremony commemorating the 42nd anniversary of Iran's Islamic revolution, beneath a large cutout of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Hallaniya, Lebanon. (AFP)
Members of Hezbollah take part in a ceremony commemorating the 42nd anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution, beneath a large cutout of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in Hallaniya, Lebanon. (AFP)
Business owners protest against the government’s lockdown in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Business owners protest against the government’s lockdown in Saida, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / The Daily Star)
Activists lift placards bearing the portrait of slain prominent activist and intellectual Lokman Slim and the Arabic slogan "zero fear", at a demonstration in downtown #Beirut, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Activists lift placards bearing the portrait of slain prominent activist and intellectual Lokman Slim and the Arabic slogan “zero fear”, at a demonstration in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
A woman holding a photo of the assassinated intellectual Lokman Slim, “The State of terror, explosions, kidnappings and assassinations” can be read below the photo, during a demonstration in front of the Justice Palace, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Matthieu Karam / L’Orient Le Jour)
A woman holding a photo of the assassinated intellectual Lokman Slim, “The State of terror, explosions, kidnappings and assassinations” can be read below the photo, during a demonstration in front of the Justice Palace, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Matthieu Karam / L’Orient Le Jour)
Red Cross volunteers transport the body of Lokman Slim, a longtime Shiite political activist and researcher, found dead in his car in Addoussieh, #Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)
Red Cross volunteers transport the body of Lokman Slim, a longtime Shiite political activist and researcher, found dead in his car in Addoussieh village, in the southern province of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon. (Mohammed Zaatari / AP)
A protester reacts as riot police and army soldiers scuffle with anti-government protesters outside a military court, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
A protester reacts as riot police and army soldiers scuffle with anti-government protesters outside a military court, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Riot police and army soldiers scuffle with anti-government protesters outside a military court in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Riot police and army soldiers scuffle with anti-government protesters outside a military court in Beirut, Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Aliya Hatoum is hugged by her son Ali as she holds the picture of his brother Imad, who was killed in the 4th of August #Beirut port blast during a silent sit-in at the entrance of the port to mark six months after the blast, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
Aliya Hatoum is hugged by her son Ali as she holds the picture of his brother Imad, who was killed in the 4th of August Beirut port blast during a silent sit-in at the entrance of the port to mark six months after the blast, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
An anti-government activist walks with the Lebanese flag that its red striped colors were changed to black, as a symbol of mourning, in front of police guarding the justice palace, during a rally to protest the death of assassinated intellectual Lukman Sliem, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)
An anti-government activist walks with the Lebanese flag that its red-striped colors were changed to black, as a symbol of mourning, in front of police guarding the justice palace, during a rally to protest the death of assassinated intellectual Lukman Sliem, in Beirut, Lebanon. (Marwan Naamani / DPA)