The last two weeks of tumultuous change in Lebanon have revealed a country suffering from a chronic disease – one that the Lebanese people have long diagnosed but struggled to cure.
An anti-government protester chants slogans inside the Lebanese foreign ministry in Beirut on August 8, 2020. (AP)
The destroyed silo sits in rubble and debris after an explosion at the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, on Aug. 5, 2020. (AP)
Protesters try to remove a concrete slab from a barrier to open a road leading to the parliament building during an anti-government protest on Aug. 10, 2020. (AP)
A demonstrator waves the Lebanese flag during protests near the site of the blast at the Beirut's port area on August 11, 2020. (Reuters)
Protesters in Beirut hold a sign during a demonstration in Martyr's Square on August 8, 2020. (Emily Judd)
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, center, meets with Prime Minister Hassan Diab, right, and Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, left, at the Presidential Palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP)
A Lebanese protester holds up a sign with figurines representing the political class, in Beirut on August 8, 2020. (Emily Judd)