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Executives who do not have work visas here, basically go to Cyprus for a weekend when their visa is about to expire, come back here and get it renewed for another 3 months and avoid all the hassle of getting a legit work permit. Only very rarely does Sureté Generale bother to double check foreigners who have extended their stay, but not their welcome, in Lebanon.
On all accounts, the image above is of Rouget de l'Isle as he first sang the Marseillaise in honor of this year's Bastille Day... "Allons enfants de la patrie le jour de gloire est arrive!".... And for us? "Aux larmes citoyens!"