A Lebanese fighter plays the piano in a house his forces have recently taken over during the 1975-90 civil war. محارب لبناني يعزف البيانو في بيت استولت عليه قواته خلال الحرب الأهلية ١٩٧٥-١٩٩٠.
I swear my dear son, no one in the entire world is as precious as you are. Look at that mirror. Take a good look at yourself. Who else is there above and beyond you? Now give yourself a kiss and with sweet whispers fill your ears to the brim. Watch for all that beauty reflecting from you and sing a love song to your existence. You can never overdo praising your own soul. You can never over-pamper your heart. You are both the father and the son, the sugar and the sugar cane. Who else but you? Please tell me who else can ever take your place? Now give yourself a smile. What is the worth of a diamond if it doesn’t shine? How can I ever put a price on the diamond that you are? - Rumi
"We are a nation that if we love, we embrace the land with love; and if we are enraged, we set the land on fire." — the revolutionary walls of Deir Ezzor, Syria.
Heartbreaking photos show the first day back to school in Gaza. Many students did not return.
(Photo Credit: Shehab News Agency)