People gather at an ATM of a bank, before a national lockdown, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 12 – 18 November

The first sure symptom of a mind in health Is rest of heart and pleasure felt at home. Edward Young

Students take part in a training session at the Ministry of Fun #Santa School, as it develops an online app for children to speak with Santa during the #Christmas season, #UK. (Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 10 – 16 November

The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. George Carlin

Samih Kaeden marks a calendar which shows the number of days left to meet his son who has been detained for 17 years in an #Israeli prison, in #Rafah, #Palestine. (Anadolu Agency)
International POW

International POW: 7- 13 July

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. Paulo Coelho

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

A man throws water on a #girl playing in a pool, during hot weather, amid concerns over the spread of #coronavirus disease, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Ali Hashisho / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 21 – 27 May

To wake up from its long torpor, our country needs a strong dose of disrespect for kings – Naguib Mahfouz

A woman clad in mask due to the #coronavirus pandemic walks past a graffiti reading "VIRUS" on the facade of a fortified local branch of the Bank of #Beirut in #Lebanon. (PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 14 – 20 May

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie

#Shia Muslims gather at the Imam Ali shrine on Laylat al-Qadr, a night during #Ramadan which marks the moment the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad, in #Najaf, #Iraq. (Haidar Hamdani / AFP)
International POW

International POW: 12 – 18 May

My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right. Abraham Lincoln

#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 blocks a road during #MayDay protest near the Central Bank in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 30 April – 6 May

No historical movement can leap outside of history and start from scratch. Martin Heidegger

A drummer wakes Muslims for the predawn meal before their day-long fast during the holy month of #Ramadan, in #Nablus, #Palestine. (Raneen Sawafta / Reuters)
International POW

International POW: 28 April – 4 May

When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray. – JALALUDDIN RUMI