Lebanon is known for its unique efforts in the Middle East to guarantee civil rights and freedom to its citizens, ranking first in the Middle East and 26th worldwide (out of 66 countries) in the The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2011. Due to its tightly regulated financial system and the highest gold reserve in the Middle East, Lebanese banks largely avoided the financial crisis of 2007–2010. In 2009, despite a global recession, Lebanon enjoyed 9% economic growth and hosted the largest number of tourists in its history. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon)

 

Lebanon map
Lebanon map
Lebanon national flag
Lebanon national flag
Lebanon - Bcharri town  (photo-Mojotrotters.com Bianca M. Saia)
Lebanon - Bcharri town (photo-Mojotrotters.com Bianca M. Saia)
Lebanon - Becharri Gorge  (photo-lebanon-photo.blogspot.com)
Lebanon - Becharri Gorge (photo-lebanon-photo.blogspot.com)
Lebanon - Beirut  (photo-citypictures.org)
Lebanon - Beirut (photo-citypictures.org)
Lebanon - election time 2009  (photo-nytimes.com)
Lebanon - election time 2009 (photo-nytimes.com)
Lebanon - Bread-vendor  (photo-guardian.co.uk)
Lebanon - Bread-vendor (photo-guardian.co.uk)
Lebanon - Byblos town  (photo-picture4u.net)
Lebanon - Byblos town (photo-picture4u.net)
Lebanon - children in Bhamdoun town   (photo-flickriver.com)
Lebanon - children in Bhamdoun town (photo-flickriver.com)
Lebanon - church and mosque in Beirut  (photo-asiaexplorers.com)
Lebanon - church and mosque in Beirut (photo-asiaexplorers.com)
Lebanon - City and mountains from balloon  (photo-newstepstravel.com)
Lebanon - City and mountains from balloon (photo-newstepstravel.com)
Lebanon - grape harvest  (photo-winewithchristina.co.uk)
Lebanon - grape harvest (photo-winewithchristina.co.uk)
Lebanon - Israel war 2006 (photo-newnews.com)
Lebanon - Israel war 2006 (photo-newnews.com)
Lebanon - Mason-Monroe Railroad  (photo-masonbuzz.com)
Lebanon - Mason-Monroe Railroad (photo-masonbuzz.com)
Lebanon - Maronite church in Harissa  (photo-travel-images.com)
Lebanon - Maronite church in Harissa (photo-travel-images.com)
A Lebanese army soldier, stands next to Lebanese flags as
A Lebanese army soldier, stands next to Lebanese flags as he protects activists from the anti-war movement during a march to celebrate the 64th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Nov. 22, 2007. Rival Lebanese leaders were in last-ditch efforts to find a compromise candidate for the presidency Thursday, but with a constitutional deadline for electing a new head of state only hours away, fears of turmoil were on the rise. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Lebanon - protest against occupation forced the Syrian army to
Lebanon - protest against occupation forced the Syrian army to withdraw late April 2005. (photo-lgic.org)
Lebanon - Refugee Children in Chouf  (photo-vcnv.org)
Lebanon - Refugee Children in Chouf (photo-vcnv.org)
Lebanon - Roman ruins  (photo-homemade-recipes.blogspot.com)
Lebanon - Roman ruins (photo-homemade-recipes.blogspot.com)
Lebanon - Roman ruins  (photo-bestourism.com)
Lebanon - Roman ruins (photo-bestourism.com)
Lebanon - Ruins of Tortose Castle  (photo-autocarhire.com)
Lebanon - Ruins of Tortose Castle (photo-autocarhire.com)
Lebanon - sculpture (of Moses?)  (photo-tripextras.com)
Lebanon - sculpture (of Moses?) (photo-tripextras.com)
Lebanon - Sidon ancient town  (photo-galenfrysinger.com)
Lebanon - Sidon ancient town (photo-galenfrysinger.com)
Lebanon - St Paul Cathedral in Harissa  (photo-panoramio.com)
Lebanon - St Paul Cathedral in Harissa (photo-panoramio.com)
Lebanon - Tour agency image  (photo-atlastours.net)
Lebanon - Tour agency image (photo-atlastours.net)
Lebanon is a favorite vacation destination for Europeans (photo-homemade-recipes.blogspot.com)
Lebanon is a favorite vacation destination for Europeans (photo-homemade-recipes.blogspot.com)
Lebanon - basketball celebration  (photo-lifestyle.beiruting.com)
Lebanon - basketball celebration (photo-lifestyle.beiruting.com)
Lebanon - War ruins 2007 in Nahr al-Bared  (photo-map-uk.org)
Lebanon - War ruins 2007 in Nahr al-Bared (photo-map-uk.org)
Lebanon - winter hills and mountains  (photo-digitalproductionme.com)
Lebanon - winter hills and mountains (photo-digitalproductionme.com)
Lebanon - chefs prepare a massive bowl of hummus, weighing
Lebanon - chefs prepare a massive bowl of hummus, weighing 22046 pounds (photo-csmonitor.com)
Miss Lebanon  (photo-israelseen.com)
Miss Lebanon (photo-israelseen.com)