A villager rests while harvesting olives in Anqoun town, south Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Lebanon POW: 16 – 22 October

Closing the roads, kidnapping, burning tires.

These actions have become part of our daily life in Lebanon, but still, we could consider our country as – an almost – calm country.

And the main reason behind what is happening can only be related to what Nelson Mandela once said “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw”.

Welcome to a new POW post, with amazing photos taken this week, selected only for you.

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Lightning striking inside the sea beside Jounieh. Charbel, a 13-year-old boy was killed in a car accident in north Lebanon after the car of his father Marwan Youssef slid due to an overnight storm. The rainstorm also washed out a road in Maamelten in Jounieh, while heavy rains in the northern region of Akkar flooded several roads and shops nearby. (Joseph Barrak)

Lebanon POW: 9 – 15 October

Someone once said “Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure”, so always turn your life into an amazing adventure, whether it was with or without the rain.

And always remember that when it’s raining, there will always be someone out there waiting in the cold to take some amazing photos of either the rain and the beautiful lightnings. 

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Three teenagers in Hasbayah eating icecream during the Adha Eid. (Ali Allouch / Almodon)

Lebanon POW: 2 – 8 October

From the best of what has happened in Lebanon during this past week, from the Lebanese borders between Israel (Occupied Palestine) to Syria, with of course some amazing photos taken during Adha.

Welcome to a new post by POW, where the most beautiful photos meet in one place to please your eyes.

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Lebanese Muslims gather near their luggage at Raffic Hariri International Airport as they head to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Lebanon POW: 25Sept – 1Oct

They say that the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart, sometimes loving your own country is similar.

No matter what, Lebanon especially by its political system can’t give you the care or love you need, but Lebanon as a country just gives you the vibe of that love.

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Lebanese soldiers mourn at the coffin of their comrade Ali Ahmed Hammadi al-Kharrat, who was killed by a roadside bomb near the border town of Arsal, during his funeral in Sidon. Two Lebanese soldiers were killed by the roadside bomb on Friday near the border town of Arsal, security sources said, the first such attack since Islamist militants from Syria staged an incursion there last month in the worst spillover to date of the Syrian civil war into Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)

Lebanon POW: 18 – 24 Sept

“If you’re reading this .. Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is”, maybe that could summarize the situation in Lebanon these days or at least what every person on lebanon is feeling.

But apart from that, it is always nice to look for some positive moment, or a bit of “hope moments” that appears maybe in the darkest days.

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