A demonstrator holding up an image of ex-minister Gibran #Bassil, in #Lebanon. (Ramzi Hage / Nidaa Al Watan)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 5 – 11 November

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain

An anti-government protester sit next to a placard showing ruins of an explosion, during protest in front Justice palace in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 17 – 23 September

The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue. Napoleon Bonaparte

A man walks by Internal security forces, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Rabih Yassine)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 2 – 8 July

Those who have suffered, who have known poverty or oppression, are generally the most prone to kindness. Perhaps it is well to endure some misery if only to learn this lesson. ARTHUR LYNCH

A demonstrator walks with her #dog during a protest against the government performance and worsening economic conditions, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 4 – 10 June

I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed, without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government. – – Martin Luther King Jr.

A portrait of the Parliament Speaker Nabih #Berri that reads: "His future is guaranteed and you?" during a protest against the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 28 May – 3 June

Despotic governments can stand ‘moral force’ till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force. – George Orwell

#Hospital staff dance to the music of a band entertaining elderly patients in #coronavirus confinement at the #Siblin governmental hospital, #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 7 – 13 May

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

An anti-government protester waves a Lebanese flag, as they protest by driving their cars through the streets, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hussein Malla / AP) #coronavirus #لبنان_ينتفض
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 15 – 22 April

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

A man takes a selfie while carrying a dog in front of the Rawsheh rock, during the spread of #coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 26 March – 1 April

Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer – except, of course, for the pigs and the dogs. George Orwell

Workers spray disinfectant in classrooms in #Rmeileh, in an effort to prevent a novel #coronavirus #COVID19 outbreak in #Lebanon. (Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 27 February – 4 March

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

A supporter of #Hezbollah holds a photo of slain #Iranian general Qasem #Soleimani during a rally at southern suburb #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 13 – 19 February

He who cures a disease may be the skillfullest, but he that prevents it is the safest physician. Thomas Fuller